MN-- SNAP backs new plea for more action by DA Choi

For immediate release: Thursday, Nov. 13

Statement by Frank Meuers of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (952-334-5180, [email protected])

We endorse the new plea - made today by attorney Mike Finnegan – that Ramsey County law enforcement officials more aggressively investigate the possible destruction of evidence by top Catholic officials in the Twin Cities.   

Finnegan’s request comes as more evidence of cover ups of child sex crimes is made public in the Twin Cities archdiocese. This time the alleged predator is Fr. Donald Dummer and the alleged “enabler” is Fr. Kevin McDonough. Evidence suggests that child porn was destroyed and that credible allegations against Fr. Dummer were hidden for 14 years, until just weeks ago.

What on earth will it take before John Choi shows some spine and takes a more vigorous approach to pursuing these church criminals?

As best we can tell, no subpoenas or search warrants have been issued. No one has questioned Fr. McDonough, who has been deeply involved in cover ups for years in the Twin Cities. What could possibly justify such a slow and timid response to such a continuing crisis?

(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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