TX--Victims urge embattled hospital to take action re predator

By Amy Smith
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
August 20, 2015

A Dallas area hospital may close soon but before it does, its staff should aggressively reach out to anyone who may have been hurt by an ex-employee who is an admitted sex offender.

In 2014, Jordan Root admitted his crimes:

In 2014, Jordan Root admitted his crimes:

For three years (from 2011 to 2014), Root worked for Timberlawn Mental Health System in Dallas.

Timberlawn officials put kids in harm’s way by hiring Root. The very least they can do now is to seek out and help anyone with information or suspicions about his crimes and beg them to call police and prosecutors. Using news releases, employee announcements and letters to ex-patients, Timberlawn officials should help find and support others who may have been hurt by Root and beg them to call law enforcement.

We urge current and former Timberlawn staff and patients to come forward if they saw, suspected or suffered child sex crimes or other wrongdoing by Root (or cover ups of Root’s crimes by others at the hospital). Kids will be safer if Root is prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned. And that just might happen if Timberlawn officials and employees act responsibly and aggressively reach out to those he might have assaulted at the facility.



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