SNAP Asks Brown Co. DA to Investigate

By Chad Doran
Fox 11
May 22, 2012

Former priest John Feeney

GREEN BAY - The victims advocacy group SNAP - the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests - is asking the Brown County district attorney to investigate the Green Bay Diocese in the wake of the Merryfield fraud case.

Monday, a jury in Outagamie County found the diocese committed fraud by not telling parishioners that former priest John Feeney had a history of inappropriate contact with children prior to molesting Todd and Troy Merryfield in 1978, when Feeney workd at a church in Freedom.

The group is asking DA David Lasee to examine the "scope and nature" and "pattern of practice" of what it says is the concealment of priests in the diocese.

The group is holding a press conference on the steps of the courthouse this afternoon. FOX 11's Chad Doran will be there and will have the latest details tonight on FOX 11 News at Five.


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