Priest Charged with Child Porn Misses Court, SNAP Responds
July 8, 2014
A New York priest, who was scheduled for a plea deal today in his child pornography case, did not appear before the judge. We hope this case does not have any delays and if the priest gets a plea deal that it is harsh and protects innocent children.
Fr. Robert Ours, who is currently living in Syracuse, was arrested in May for child porn charges. We hope whether this goes to trial or there is a 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.