Victims of Sex Abuse Say There's "Unfinished Business"

September 6, 2010

A small crowd in Knoxville held what they called a "sidewalk news conference" Sunday to talk about priests who've been accused of sexually abusing children.

The group is called SNAP-- Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

Their reason for gathering focused on former Knoxville priest Father William Casey who was most recently charged with three felony sex charges in the Tri-Cities area.

They say they're just thankful investigators are looking for ways around the statute of limitations.

"They found the laws that they needed to charge William Casey for the crimes he committed against me in the late 70s and early 80s. If they can do that in Sullivan County, Tennessee. Why can they not do that in every county in Tennessee?" victim Warren Tucker asked.

Casey has been charged for sex crimes in other counties-- even other states, Virginia and North Carolina.

SNAP wants other Tennessee counties to re-examine pedophile priest cases to see if they too can bring charges from old investigations.


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