SNAP Media Events

AR - Molester Pleads Guilty, Bishop Asked to Do More in Little Rock

For immediate release: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Victims write parents & judge about teachers

Both will be in court in Little Rock next week

One of them pled guilty to molesting a student

Another didn’t report the crimes as required by law

Group wants families & school officials to help prosecutors 

And it tells Little Rock’s bishop “Do aggressive outreach now”

Parents should “ask their kids if they saw or suspected wrongdoing,” victims say


OH - Victims want action by bishop

They want to know where two accused predators are

And they urge him to write to his colleagues in two states

An accused Youngstown pedophile priest worked in MD & MI

Another was sent away in 2011 but his whereabouts aren’t clear

SNAP to Murry: "Tell your flock when, why, and who is ousted deacon"


OH - Child sex victim speaks

He says he was abused by teacher

Alleged perpetrator is still on the job

Man reported abuse to prosecutor & bishop

Bishop says he investigated but did so secretly

But Catholic prelate claims “No evidence” was found

SNAP: “A second person also reported misdeeds” against deacon to us

Group wants alleged wrongdoer suspended from his teaching post


OH - Victims make ‘last ditch’ plea

Priest will be sentenced next week

He was found guilty on child sex charges

But cleric faces only five years behind bars

And he worked at six places in Columbus area

SNAP to bishop: “Help keep predator locked up”

Group wants Catholic officials & public to write to judge & prosecutor


IL - Pedophile priest case settles for $1.35 million

Pedophile priest case settles for $1.35 million

Ex-Peoria bishop is also accused of wrongdoing

Controversial prelate now heads Newark archdiocese

His 200 page deposition is being released for first time

And long-secret records of child molesting cleric are disclosed

Victims urge others who “saw, suspected or suffered crimes to speak up


Two more NJ predators are “outed”

Two more NJ predators are “outed

Both are Catholic clerics from elsewhere

One sexually abused a girl in Los Angeles

The other molested in both Texas and Illinois

Neither priest has ever gotten attention in NJ

New records showed a third predator was in Newark

SNAP wants help from a parish, a school & three bishops


CA- Serial predator was unsupervised in Oakland

Serial predator was unsupervised in Oakland

Cleric estimates he abused “more than 100” kids

New records show church knew of his crimes for decades

Victims will hand out fliers to neighbors about the pedophile

SNAP: He lived “among unsuspecting neighbors” for a decade

Group to Catholic officials: “Come clean about other predators here”


IL- Victims blast bishop on spending

Victims blast bishop on spending

He remodels home again & goes abroad

And he’s still paying 7 or 8 predator clerics

Only two of 17 abusers have been defrocked

Church is monitoring & housing none of them

Group says “kids still at risk” 20 years after crisis erupted

Despite pledging “openness,” diocese won’t reveal # of victims

SNAP: Once “ahead of the curve,” Belleville diocese is now “far behind”


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