Predator Priest Is Suspended
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of
SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566
A priest has been suspended from ministry in New
Mexico because of credible allegations of child sex crimes.
He is Fr. Timothy Conlon.
We hope every single person who may have seen,
suspected or suffered crimes by Conlon – or cover ups by his
church colleagues or supervisors – will call police, expose
wrongdoing, and protect kids.
We hope every single current or former Catholic
employee – in New Mexico or North Dakota - will do everything
they can to seek out and help anyone who was hurt by Fr. Conlon.
We hope every single Catholic parishioner does likewise.
It's irresponsible to do nothing just because the
crimes may have happened elsewhere or long ago. Child molesters
rarely stop. And police and prosecutors are getting more
creative and aggressive about pursuing even older child sex
So it's our job to share what we know and suspect with
law enforcement. It's their job to determine whether charges can
The bottom line – staying silent helps predators and