Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Predator priest

http://www.snapnetwork.org/snap_statements/2010_statements/121310_predator_priest_case_goes_to_tn_supreme_court.htm
Predator priest case goes to TN Supreme Court

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 862 7688
It's sad to see a religious figure trying to exploit every legal technicality to stop a child sex abuse victim from having his day in court.

We hope this court will follow the lead of so many other courts across the country which have been making it easier, not harder, for child sex victims to expose predators in court.

If Bishop Steib thinks this accused child molesting cleric is innocent, why not defend the case on its merits, rather than hide behind archaic, predator-friendly notions like the statute of limitations?

We hope that anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered child sex crimes - by this priest or any Tennessee cleric - find the courage to come forward, speak up, call police, expose wrongdoers, protect kids and start healing.

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