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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Statement

For immediate release: Friday, June 25, 2010

Kansas priest pleads guilty; Sex abuse victims respond

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 862 7688 home, 314 503 0003 cell)

We hope that anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered crimes or misdeeds by Fr. Campbell will come forward, get help, call police, and start recovering.

Campbell's plea absolves no one of the basic civic and moral duty to speak up about sexual misconduct, by him or other clerics.

(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)

Wichita priest pleads no-contest to public nudity

Associated Press - June 25, 2010 5:04 AM ET

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A longtime Wichita priest who was caught up in a sex sting operation last year has pleaded no contest to public nudity.

The Rev. Leslie Campbell also pleaded no contest Thursday afternoon to remaining in a park after hours. KAKE reports that in exchange for Campbell's plea, a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior was dropped.

Campbell was arrested in August 2009 and placed on leave by the Wichita Diocese the next day. He had been a priest at St. Jude's for more than 10 years.

Information from: KAKE-TV

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