Media Statements

We are SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. We are the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others).

AL - Case against youth minister settled, SNAP responds

We are grateful to the police and prosecutors who worked for justice on behalf of the young victim of William David Webb, and to the judge for handing down this large settlement. We believe that this stiff punishment will send a message to other would-be wrongdoers that their crimes will be caught and they will be punished severely, and will also help bring closure to the victim.


MS - Police, prosecutors, and victims must do more, SNAP says

An admitted child predator may evade justice using a technicality, so police, prosecutors and victims must re-double their efforts to find others who saw, suspected or suffered misdeeds by John Langworthy.


FL - Archbishop owes flock an explanation for sudden reversal

We are grateful that Fr. Garcia has been suspended. We are appalled that it has taken years. Wenski owes his flock and explanation and St. Agatha parishioners an apology.


US - Scouts abuse scandal-where’s the action?

It's been a week since BSA abuse and cover up files were released. It's been more than a week since BSA officials pledged to "notify law enforcement of any allegations that have not already been disclosed."


OK - Embattled church hires big PR firm

Embattled officials with Victory Christ Church in Tulsa, OK have hired one of Oklahoma's largest public relations firm to help it manage allegations that it covered up the rape of a 13-year-old girl on its campus.


MD- Ex-Maryland priest charged; SNAP responds

A former Maryland Catholic priest and registered sex offender, now living in Illinois, has been accused of practicing psychology without a license. He also faces charges that he failed to register as a sex offender, as required by law. 


IL- Peoria area ex-priest charged; SNAP responds

A former Catholic priest and registered sex offender, now living in the Peoria diocese, has been accused of practicing psychology without a license. He also faces charges that he failed to register as a sex offender, as required by law. 


CA - Eagle Scout and Assistant Scout Master to be Arraigned for Child Abuse

A Northern California Boy Scout leader will be arraigned tomorrow on charges that he sexually abused two Scouts.


CA - Psychologist is sued for abuse

A new civil lawsuit charges that a Capitola psychologist performed lewd acts with an eight year old girl under his care.


MO - Two cases settle in Kansas City, SNAP responds

We suspect these cases have settled for the same reasons Catholic officials settle clergy sex abuse cases - because they want to keep their complicity hidden.


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