KC - Teeman case settles, SNAP responds
We believe that church officials agreed to settle this case because proof of the cover-up of these horrific crimes would have been made public during the course of this trial. We are grateful to the Teeman family for their courage and for putting aside their pain in order to protect others.
We hope anyone else who may have seen, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes will follow their lead and report crimes to the police and begin to heal.
Church officials may pretend this settlement is to spare this family pain but cases like this are often settled on the eve of a trial in order to protect how much they knew and how little they did to protect children.