Predator Priest Is Sued, SNAP Responds
June 30, 2014
A deceased New York priest is being sued for child sexual abuse. We are grateful to this brave woman for standing up for justice and accountability.
Fr. Jamie Duenas plead guilty to sexually abusing a teenage girl before he died. During his guilty plea he blamed the victim for wearing “short skirts.” Blaming the victim for the egregious actions of an adult is unacceptable. The Archdiocese of New York should have immediately condemned him and reached out to victims.
We urge Cardinal Timothy Dolan to visit every parish Fr. Duenas worked and beg witnesses, whistleblowers, and victims to come forward, report to police and start healing.