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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Statement

For immediate release: Friday, June 4, 2010

John Mark Karr, Former JonBenet Ramsey Murder Suspect, Trying to Form Child Sex Cult?; SNAP responds

Statement by David Clohessy, Executive Director of SNAP 314 566 9790

A California teen reports receiving death threats from a bizarre man who once taught at a Bay Area Catholic school and who is allegedly trying to set up a group of attractive young girls he wants to abuse. In news accounts today, the woman says she met the man when she was a child at the parochial school.

This latest disclosure prods us to again repeat our plea (see below) to San Francisco Catholic archdiocesan staff to work hard to find others with information about John Mark Karr, so that he might be charged, convicted and jailed, so that kids will be safer.

(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 22 years and have more than 9,000 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, 314-645-5915 home), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747), Peter Isely (414-429-7259), Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell)

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests