IL - Statute of limitations run out on priest; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Thursday, October 10, 2013                                               

Statement by Barbara Dorris, Outreach Director, 314-862-7688

We are upset that Illinois's archaic and predatory friendly laws prevent prosecutors from pursuing charges against Fr. Robert “Bud” DeGrand.

It's now more important than ever that those who saw, suspected or suffered Fr. DeGrand's crimes come forward. It's especially crucial that they contact police immediately.

We particularly call on current and former Catholic employees who may have knowledge or suspicions about clergy sex crimes and cover ups to speak up. Silence only helps those who commit and conceal heinous acts against kids.

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell,, Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell,, Barbara Blaine (

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