NY- Priest charged with child porn may get plea deal, SNAP responds
By Barbara Dorris
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
June 11, 2014
A retired New York priest may get a plea deal in his child pornography case. We hope if he does get a plea deal that it is harsh and protects innocent children.
Fr. Robert Ours, who is currently living in Syracuse, was arrested last month for child porn charges. We hope whatever the plea deal is his superiors in the Syracuse Catholic diocese aggressively seek out others who may have seen, suspected or suffered Fr. Ours' crimes and urge them to contact police and prosecutors immediately.
Additionally, Bishop Robert Cunningham should visit every parish Fr. Ours worked and beg witness, whistleblowers, and victims to come forward and report to secular officials. And we hope anyone who was hurt by Fr. Ours will stop suffering in silence and self-blame, get help and start healing.