Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will announce that they are writing
–nine Catholic pastors in three mid-Missouri counties about a now-jailed predator priest, urging the clerics to help them find others who he molested, and
–Jefferson City’s Catholic bishop asking him to divulge whether any other current or former church employees have legally changed their names after having been accused or proven guilty of crimes.
They will also urge law enforcement officials in Boone, Cooper and Callaway counties to do “everything possible” to seek out other victims, witnesses and whistleblowers.
TODAY, Monday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m.
Outside the Columbia Police Department headquarters, 600 East Walnut, Columbia, MO (573-874-7652)
Two-three child sex abuse victims who belong to a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org), including a Columbia man and a St. Louis man (who is the organization’s long time director)
Earlier this month, Boone County prosecutors disclosed that they are investigating a Catholic priest and former local counselor who molested kids but may soon walk out of jail.
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