SNAP Applauds Victims in West Virginia

We at SNAP applaud the brave victims for coming forward and getting Bishop Bransfield's wrongdoings exposed and stopped.

After reading the letter from Bishop Lori regarding the church's investigation into Bishop Bransfield's alleged sexual harassment, we feel that law enforcement should get involved and do an investigation into Bransfield and the Wheeling-Charleston diocese.

We also are still wondering what is the punishment for Bransfield and what will happen to him? We feel he should never work in any diocese again or be near children or vulnerable adults. Let's not forget his allegations of sexual abuse of minors in Philadelphia.

The church officials of the Wheeling-Charleston diocese should reach out to any others to come forward and report any kind of abuse to law enforcement.

CONTACT: Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Regional Leader, (636-433-511, [email protected] )

(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

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