ST. LOUIS (MO)
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
May 30, 2019
One of the most notorious and prolific US predator priests has pled guilty today to more child sex crimes and faces sentencing soon. He worked in Chicago and St. Louis areas and elsewhere.
We are relieved that Fr. Fred Lenczycki’s brave victims won’t have to endure a trial. We remain deeply grateful to and impressed by the two St. Louis men who stuck their necks out so that others will not have to worry about Fr. Lenczycki being around children or vulnerable adults in the future. Their willingness to come forward has likely spared others from the horrific pain of sexual abuse.
For the safety of children, we hope Fr. Lenczycki gets the longest possible sentence.
And while Fr. Lenczycki has now been convicted, we hope that others who saw, suspected or suffered Fr. Lenczycki’s crimes will avoid the temptation to stay silent. Every time a survivor, witness or whistleblower finds the courage to speak up, more of the truth is revealed, and informed communities are better able to safeguard the vulnerable.
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