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Defrocked Jersey priest who molested boys now teaches kids English in Dominican Republic

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — A former Roman Catholic priest who was defrocked and convicted of molesting two boys in New Jersey has found a new vocation in a new location — teaching children English at a private school in this resort town.

Publicly accused Jackson clerics who are NOT on the diocesan ‘credibly accused’ list 3/19

--Fr. Charles Potocki, whose name was included among 17 released by the St. Paul archdiocese in 2014 as part of settlement. The list was of priests with 'substantiated' claims of sexual abuse of minors against them. Fr. Potocki worked in Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska and Mississippi. He was ordained in 1970,  belonged to a religious order called the Order of Friar Minor also known as Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart (OFM) and died in 1992 http://www.bishop-accountability.org/diocesan_lists/St_Paul_and_Minneapolis/2014_10_23_Disclosures/2014_10_23_Potocki_Downloaded_2014_10_27.pdf http://bishop-accountability.org/priestdb/PriestDBbylastName-P.html    

Archbishops Weakland and Cousins Names are Being Removed Today from Buildings of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Today, the names of two former archbishops who have been proven to have covered up cases of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Milwaukee have been removed from buildings named in their honor.

Catholic Diocese in West Virginia Knowingly Employed Abusers

Today, West Virginia’s top law enforcement official sued the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and disgraced former Bishop, Bp. Michael Bransfield, alleging they “knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks” for church employees in schools and camps.

Victims applaud WV attorney general

Victims applaud WV attorney generalThey prod others with info to ‘step forward’Group seeks “witnesses & whistleblowers to help AGSNAP also ‘outs’ 3 accused priests ‘under the radar’ in WV

Accused priest’s trial approaches in Kansas

Accused predator priest’s trial approaches Ordained in 2011, the accused cleric is young Two alleged victims are both in early teens now SNAP: “It’s your civic & moral duty to speak up” Group also ‘outs’ 3 more accused Kansas priests It seeks “victims, witnesses & whistleblowers now!”   “Archbishop: Teach your flock how to act,” SNAP says

Victims ‘out’ 8 more accused Steubenville clerics

Victims ‘out’ 8 more accused Steubenville clericsThey are not on diocese’s list of 'credibly accused' or admitted abusersGroup blasts Catholic officials on abuse & cover upIt’s “outraged” diocese has a priest answering victims’ calls“He should be replaced by a non-Catholic licensed therapist,” SNAP says"The real solution," group insists, "is prosecution & legislative reform"

Join us in Washington D.C. this July for the 2019 SNAP National Conference!

You won't want to miss this! The annual SNAP National Conference is your opportunity to connect with other survivors and advocates from around the country for a weekend of learning, healing and fun. This year's conference will be held from July 26-28 at the Westin Alexandria Hotel. Don't wait! Register for the conference today and be sure reserve your room at the Westin using our special discounted rate!

Stay tuned for more details included keynotes, workshop highlights, and more.

Take Action and Stop Child Sexual Abuse

If you see child sexual abuse, or have a reasonable suspicion of sexual abuse or your child has been sexually abused, call 911 or your local police immediately. 

If you suspect abuse, call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or visit the Child Help Hotline. Trained crisis operators staff the lines 24/7 to answer your questions. If necessary, they will show you how to report in your local area.

Child pornography is a federal crime. If you see or suspect images that may be child pornography, report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTip Line

 

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