Priest Who Worked in Houston Charged with Sex Crime

August 12, 2011

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, National Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-566-9790,

A Catholic priest who worked in Houston was arrested this week and charged with sexually assaulting a Wisconsin teenager. Heís Fr. David Szatkowski who, according to a church website, worked in Houston and in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

Letís hope that every person who may have seen, suspected or suffered his crimes will find the courage and strength to speak up, call police, expose wrongdoing, protect kids and start healing.

If you have knowledge or suspicions - however old, small or seemingly insignificant - about clergy sex crimes, it's your moral and civic duty to call police. Please summon the courage to do what's right, call law enforcement and hopefully prevent more devastated lives.


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