KY- Victims beg judge: Keep predator priest locked up

For immediate release: Thursday, June 12, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003, [email protected])

We beg a Louisville judge to keep a convicted predator priest behind bars and away from kids while he appeals.  

Dozens of times, we've seen savvy pedophiles fake or exaggerate illnesses to get special treatment. And hundreds of times, we've seen elderly, greying, slow-moving, stoop-shouldered but cunning clerics win parents' trust and hurt kids even though they look and seem utterly harmless. It's reckless to assume that older or ill child molesters can't or won't hurt kids. These are compulsive, driven men who can rarely control themselves, even if they are sick.

We hope this judge will put the safety of innocent kids before the convenience of a convicted criminal.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We’ve been around for 25 years and have more than 18,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, [email protected]), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, [email protected])  

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  • Lani Halter
    commented 2014-06-12 22:53:47 -0500
    I wish we had an “army” of attorneys, and media giants who could and would fight our cause, immediately, all over this globe. My God, there must be enough of both of good, concerned, and honest attorneys and mega billionaires and now, “trillionaires” who actually DO CARE ABOUT THE CHILDREN OF THIS PLANET, WHO DON’T WANT TO SEE THE continued ruination of the human race by pedophiles in the catholic church and other world religions. I do believe that there are GOOD PEOPLE OF THE EARTH WHO CAN UNITE and STOP THIS SCOURGE. I ask in Jesus’ name, God, that you bring the righteous, strong and caring people who can achieve this end, forward now.
  • Lani Halter
    commented 2014-06-12 22:43:43 -0500
    The thought of BEGGING a judge, to keep a convicted peodphile priest locked up, nearly sickens me. Why in all the heavens and earth should a judge in any court have to be BEGGED to DO THE RIGHT THING!!!??

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