April 11, 2006

SNAP leader heads to court after protest

Troy Record

By: Robert Cristo, The Record 04/11/2006

ALBANY - An alleged victim of clergy sex abuse will have to answer for misdemeanor charges that he violated a restraining order while protesting near the Holy Cross Church in Albany during Palm Sunday services.
Mark Lyman, 41, a Troy native and the director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, was charged in Albany City Court Monday with violating a recent court order that requires protesters to not come within 100 feet of the Rosemont Street church.
The Stillwater resident, who claims to have been sexually abused by a Franciscan priest and La Salle Institute school chaplain in the late '70s and early '80s, was arrested while protesting with a small group who believe the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany hasn't done enough to help victims of clergy sex abuse.
Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard countered those claims by saying the diocese has done everything "possible to protect children" and that either the protesters are "unaware" of those efforts or are "ignoring" them.

Posted by kshaw at April 11, 2006 07:07 AM