Woman assaulted by priest wins court ruling, SNAP responds

Late last week, a Little Rock Circuit Judge Wendell Griffin (6th Judicial District) ruled that a clergy sexual abuse case will not be dismissed and can proceed toward trial.

We are grateful that this case will move forward. Fr. Charles Kanu apparently used his powerful position as a clergyman to counsel, then assault, this brave woman. After gaining her trust, he attacked her. We fear this is not an isolated incident and suspect that others hurt by Fr. Kanu are still trapped in guilt and self-blame.

We applaud this woman for having the courage to come forward and the wisdom to report these crimes to civil authorities.

We hope that anyone who has seen or suspected Kanu’s misdeeds will contact law enforcement and that anyone who has been harmed by a member of the clergy will contact a support group or therapist and begin healing.

(The victim is represented by Jessica Arbour (305 931 2200, [email protected]) and Adam Horowitz from Miami (305 931 2200, [email protected]). 


Read the story here: http://www.fox16.com/mostpopular/story/Woman-says-priest-sexually-abused-and-exploited/eZ_tA6qVa0S4z97Jk_M4rw.cspx

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  • Rebecca Blair
    commented 2012-03-14 12:30:15 -0500
    I think this is terrific – Father Knau shoiuld be tossed out of the priesthood and sent to jail!!!
  • Barbara Dorris
    published this page in Official SNAP Media Statements 2012-03-13 07:16:00 -0500

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