Group Wants Church to Take Action against Allegedly Abusive Priest

By Bonnie Druker
WISH [Indianapolis IN]
October 8, 2004

(Indianapolis) - A national organization was in Indianapolis Friday to deliver a message to Archbishop Daniel Buechlein.

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) claim Father Ron Voss resigned from a Lafayette church ten years ago after eight sexual abuse allegations. They say he's now in Haiti working with children there.

On Friday afternoon, the group delivered a letter to the archdiocese of Indianapolis, but the office was closed.

"What we are really seeking today is we want Archbishop Beuchlein and his brothers to really reach out to people who may know Voss' crimes or experienced them and who may be able to call police and prosecutors. They may be able to pursue criminal charges against him," said David Clossey, national director of SNAP.

News 8's calls to the Lafayette and Indianapolis archdioceses were not returned.

David Clossey was set to speak to members of St. Thomas Aquinas on 46th and Illinois at 7:00 pm Friday.


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