February 19, 2006

Information leaflet targets priest

Belleville News-Democrat


ALTON - Members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests are planning an informational leafleting today at the St. Mary's (Immaculate Conception) Church at 525 E. Fourth St.
They plan to pass out flyers about 11:30 a.m. after Mass to encourage parishioners to come forward with information that may help in the prosecution of the Rev. John Rabideau.
SNAP director David Clohessy said Rabideau was a fugitive for seven years, wanted in connection with charges of sexual conduct of three children in Michigan from 1985 to 1987.
Later, Rabideau was assigned to the now-closed St. Patrick's Parish in Alton and St. Mary's in the early 1990s.

Posted by kshaw at February 19, 2006 06:49 AM