May 10, 2006

SNAP Says Abuse Law, Blessed by the Church, Falls Short

TOLEDO (OH)
Court TV

By Seamus McGraw

May 10, 2006

TOLEDO, Ohio (Crime Libarary) If nothing else, advocates for survivors of sexual abuse by priests had hoped that the steady drumbeat of media attention focused by allegations of bizarre rituals and depraved assaults against children, committed, they maintained, over three decades by disgraced priest Chet Warren and others, would in the end lead the state legislature and the church to greater accountability.

It was clear, said Claudia Vercellotti, an activist with the Toledo chapter of SNAP, that law enforcement could do little, the allegations were too old, and whatever hard evidence there may have been about the claims had long since been obscured or erased by time.

Posted by kshaw at May 10, 2006 01:57 PM