- 2003


The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Statements

Nevada Perp Priest
Won't be Coming to St. Louis

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Loius
Local SNAP Leader
(314 862 7688)

August 7, 2003

"We are very grateful that this boy will not have to live in fear of seeing his perpetrator. We are relieved that Missouri corrections officials understand the trauma this transfer would have meant for this family.

If this decision helps this one abuse victim recover more easily and have a little more piece of mind, then justice has been done.

This boy and his family have suffered enough. They did everything right - he told his parents, his parents believed him, they all cooperated with police and prosecutors. In return, they deserve some sensitivity and compassion.

We hope that Nevada authorities will protect children by keeping Father Mark Roberts behind bars."


For more information:
David Clohessy 314 566 9790
Deb Tullgren 702 338 7371, 702 568 6337




Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests