New Clergy Sex Abuse and Cover up Lawsuit Filed in Archdiocese of Houston

New Clergy Sex Abuse and Cover up Lawsuit Filed in Archdiocese of Houston

“Once again, the church has put its reputation above the protection of children”

SNAP Calls for Immediate Action by Church Officials

WHAT: A local clergy abuse survivor and leader of a support and advocacy group for victims of clergy abuse will join with local attorneys in Houston to draw attention to a new lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and a parish priest that has been accused of abusing a young girl in Victoria, TX.

WHERE: Outside the Chancery of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, located at 1700 San Jacinto, Houston, Texas 77002

WHEN: Thursday, July 22 at 1:45 PM

WHY: In 2018, a mother was told something terrifying by her then ten-year-old daughter: the priest at her school in Victoria, TX, had been touching her during mock confession. Now, that mother and daughter have filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and the priest, Fr. Phi Nguyen.

SNAP Houston stands in support of this brave woman, her daughter, and her attorneys and are holding a press conference to help spread the word and encourage anyone else who may have been hurt by Fr. Nguyen or may have witnessed his behavior to come forward and make a report to local police.

“It has been several years since the abuse was first reported to church officials, and yet nothing has been done to protect other children in Victoria and beyond,” said Eduardo Lopez de Casas, Leader of SNAP Houston. “We are calling on church officials to remove this priest and do outreach to encourage other victims or witnesses to come forward and get help.”

CONTACT: Felicia Peavy, ESQ (713-222-0205, [email protected]), Eduardo Lopez de Casas, SNAP Houston ([email protected], 832-641-6319), Zach Hiner, Executive Director ([email protected], 517-974-9009)

(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

 


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  • Zach Hiner
    published this page in Media Events 2021-07-21 14:39:54 -0500

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