SNAP Media Events

OH - Victims want grand jury probe of Diocese of Youngstown

  • Victims want grand jury probe of diocese
  • They hand deliver letter to district attorney
  • Group discloses that just “outed” cleric was at another school too
  • SNAP: Two other accused child molesting cleric are still on the job
  • “How many other secret settlements has the bishop made?” group asks

US - CEO of Moose International accused of abuse

  • CEO of Moose Intl accused of abuse
  • Sex suit is filed vs. head of huge non-profit
  • International group claims a million members
  • And it “provides youth development programs”
  • Abuse victims want the accused to be suspended
  • SNAP will hand deliver letter at Moose lodge near Chicago

MO - Child sex abuse victim speaks for 1st time

  • Child sex abuse victim speaks for 1st time
  • Victims’ group appeals to Presbyterian church
  • They want action on a credibly accused predator
  • Minister faces allegations of molesting at least 2 boys
  • He has never been publicly accused before, however
  • But he has been “stripped of his ordination,” officials say
  • SNAP will release 28 page internal “investigation report”
  • “Don’t permit him to ever again act as a minister,” they beg

MT - Victims want action about ousted priest

  • Victims want action about ousted priest
  • Catholic bishop has been silent for 6 months
  • Cleric was ousted in July due to credible allegation
  • But church officials do virtually no outreach, group says
  • And they want all Montana parish staff to come clean about cover ups

HI - Maui man files new sex abuse & cover-up suit

  • Maui man files new sex abuse & cover-up suit
  • It’s the 1st time cleric/teacher has been accused
  • And he’s the 10th alleged pedophile at Honolulu school
  • When victim reported the crimes, cleric was sent away
  • Then, Catholic officials brought him back, he retaliated & broke the victim's hand

AUS - Victims challenge Catholic group

  • Victims challenge Catholic group
  • They want all its abuse files given to police 
  • SNAP to Catholic officials: “Bring predators home now”
  • Those who “see, suspect or suffer child sex crimes” must “step forward,” it says

AUS - Sex abuse victims want whistle-blower priest honored

  • Sex abuse victims want whistle-blower priest honored
  • Christian Brothers transferred predator to Wollongong
  • Was a teacher and the headmaster of a local school
  • A fellow priest worked to expose abuse
  • SNAP: urges anyone who saw, suspected, or suffered child sex crimes to come forward

Aus - Victims blast Papal Nuncio’s abrupt departure

  • Victims blast papal nuncio’s abrupt departure
  • They believe Vatican is avoiding answering questions about cover ups
  • “Come clean about your time in Ireland and Australia,” they urge

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