Western Ky Priest Is Sentenced, SNAP Responds
August 7, 2014
A Kentucky priest, who pled guilty to child sexual abuse, has been sentenced to 5 years in prison and must register as a sex offender. We are glad that he will be going to prison, but believe he should have received a harsher punishment.
We are grateful to the victims of Fr. Louis Francis Piskula who stepped forward and worked with law enforcement. When victims stay silent, nothing changes. But when victims find the courage to take action, there's at least a chance for prevention, healing and justice.
We urge Kentucky Catholic officials to visit every parish where Piskula worked and beg anyone who saw, suspect, or suffered child sex crimes to come forward and report abuse. It is never too late to speak up.