SNAP Media Events

LA - New child sex case filed against Vatican & priest

  • New child sex case filed against Vatican & priest
  • He’s currently facing at least seven criminal charges
  • Cleric spent time in New Orleans and Lake Charles
  • Support group urges bishops to “reach out to victims”

VA - Serial predator cleric worked in Norfolk

  • Serial predator cleric worked in Norfolk 
  • More than 80 kids say he molested them
  • Eleven settlements were just disclosed in January
  • He committed suicide a week after announcement
  • Church officials in five states concealed allegations
  • SNAP: “How many other child molesting clerics are still hidden?”

CA - Child sex victims want two new abuse grand juries

  • Child sex victims want two new abuse grand juries
  • SNAP: “Such widespread wrongdoing merits a 2nd look”
  • Group shows examples of excessive archdiocesan redactions
  • Victims say Catholic officials are still protecting other Catholic officials
  • Police probe is good but grand jury subpoena powers are better, group says

MO - Coach accused of child sex crimes

  • Coach accused of child sex crimes
  • In unusual twist, he’s not identified
  • The accusers don’t remember his name
  • Man taught swimming lessons at the YMCA
  • Lawsuit alleges he abused two boys for a year
  • Victims support group begs others to come forward
  • “YMCA must reach out to other victims, witnesses & whistleblowers” SNAP says

WA - Victims to archbishop: Where are the predators?

  • Victims to archbishop: Where are the predators?
  • Eleven Seattle area clerics at two schools are accused
  • SNAP: “Catholic officials should say where they are now”
  • Such disclosures “help protect children,” support group says
  • It also backs bill in Olympia to lift “predator-friendly deadline”
  • Proposal would help child victims expose pedophiles in court

CA - Victims beg Catholics “Read abuse files”

  • Victims beg Catholics “Read abuse files”
  • And they urge ex-church staff: “Help fill in gaps”
  • Group believes archdiocese records are incomplete
  • SNAP: “Now’s the time for witnesses & whistleblowers to step up”
  • Mahony’s restriction & Curry’s resignation are “weak,” victims say

MI - Serial predator cleric worked near Detroit

  • Serial predator worked near Detroit
  • He committed suicide on Saturday in PA
  • More than 80 kids say he molested them
  • Eleven settlements were just disclosed last week
  • Church officials in four states concealed allegations
  • SNAP: “How many other child molesting clerics are still hidden?”
  • Group asks challenges local archbishop: “Come clean re secret deals here”

TX - Preacher molested “another” TX boy, DA says

  • Preacher molested “another” TX boy, DA says
  • Minister pled guilty last week to molesting five kids
  • Victims want Dallas church officials to “seek out others”
  • Group says most Baptists are “very irresponsible” in child sex cases 
  • And it believes “more TX victims are still suffering in silence & shame”
  • SNAP urges ex-Prestonwood staff and members to call law enforcement

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