TX- Victims applaud police chief in Greg Kelley case

For immediate release: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790[email protected]) 

We applaud Cedar Park Chief of Police Sean Mannix for clarifying the Greg Kelley case.

It's rare that a law enforcement official takes the time to explain the evidence and court process so thoroughly.

We understand why that's rare: the job of the police is to catch those who commit crimes, not ”win over” those who side with criminals. 

But this case is somewhat different, and very troubling.

It's somewhat different because family and friends of an admitted, convicted child molester are vocally supporting him, even after a court of law found him guilty. 

And it's very troubling because this public rallying around him.

So we're grateful to Chief Mannix for shedding more light on this case and explaining why Kelley's backers are making the job of catching and prosecuting child sex offenders much tougher.

(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 25 years and have more than 20,000 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 SNAPnetwork.org)

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, [email protected]), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, [email protected]

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