SNAP wants independent probe of EMU about ex-VP Luke Hartman


HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- An advocacy group wants independent investigation of accusations of past abuse, stalking, and threats allegedly by Luke Hartman, a former vice president at Eastern Mennonite Univ. and a member of Lindale Mennonite Church.

You may remember Hartman was arrested on solicitation of prostitution earlier this year, but that case was later dismissed in court.

The group that wants an investigation is the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests --or SNAP. They are urging Mennonite leaders to hire independent investigators to look into a different case involving Hartman.

 The group wants these investigators to look at women's accusations of sexual and verbal abuse, stalking, and threats of violence.

SNAP also claims he was able to stay in his position long after credible accusations were made.

Jennifer Yoder, a SNAP victim advocate, said: "We need to see an investigation into who had knowledge and when, and absolutely resignations would be called for depending on the results of that investigation. We need  . . . 

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