Some have attracted zero attention in Sac area
Six spent time at prestigious Carmichael school
Most allegedly assaulted children in other places
But each of them is or was in northern California
At least one, however, reportedly hurt two local kids
“Each day a predator is hidden, kids are at risk,” victim says
SNAP: “Catholic officials should post ALL predators’ names NOW”
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, attorneys and clergy sex abuse victims will disclose that twelve publicly ‘outed’ and accused predator priests spent time in Sacramento but remain largely “under the radar.” Most were sued, charged, or ousted in other states but escaped scrutiny here.
They will also push Catholic officials to write to school alums urging them to report any abuse at Jesuit High, where at least six of the publicly accused predators worked, including one cleric who is accused of molesting two kids at the Carmichael school.
And they’ll prod Sacramento’s bishop to “stop delaying,”
--post his own ‘accused’ offenders list,
--include ALL alleged predators (nuns, priests, brothers, bishops, seminarians & lay staff), &
--provide photos, whereabouts, and full work histories of all the accused.
Friday, April 19 at 11:00 a.m.
On the sidewalk outside Jesuit High School, 1200 Jacob Lane in Carmichael CA
Two Sacramento attorneys and a Missouri child sex abuse victim who is the former long-time director of a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
1) More than half of the nearly 200 US Catholic bishops have released names of child molesting clerics, most of them under pressure over the last few months.
Two bishops took this step back in 2002 and dozens have done so since.
Last October, Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto (916 733 0100) promised to disclose such names. But he still hasn’t done so and SNAP believes he’s being “reckless with the safety of kids.”
The group has discovered and is disclosing a list of twelve publicly accused clergy sex offenders who spent time in the Sacramento diocese. Six of them worked at Jesuit High in Carmichael. For nearly 40 years (1963 to 1999), one or more credibly accused child molesting clerics worked at the school.
Most of the accused priests have been ‘outed’ by Catholic officials and posted on official church lists of ‘credibly accused clerics.’ Many of them have also been sued. The clerics’ names - and details about them – are at the end of this advisory, will be posted on the SNAP website and handed out at the news conference.
SNAP wants Jesuit officials and Soto to permanently and prominently post the names of ALL proven, admitted, and credibly accused child molesting church staff on school and church websites, making no distinction between diocesan clerics and religious order clerics, or between living or deceased predators. That list should also include photos, whereabouts, and full work assignments, SNAP says. The posting should also urge victims and witnesses to contact the California attorney general who has asked abuse victims to step forward.
2) SNAP is especially prodding those who were victimized by Brother William Farrington to call the AG. In 2012, a man reported to the Jesuits that Br. Farrington molested him at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose in the late 1960s. School officials found the accusations credible and sent letters to hundreds of former students.
In 2002, Farrington was removed from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles after allegations surfaced that he also molested two boys at Jesuit High in Sacramento, where he was involved with both the swim and basketball teams. SNAP suspects the Jesuits did not report Br. Farrington’s alleged crimes to police.
He is reportedly living at a Jesuit facility in Los Gatos.
Dr. Joseph C. George 916-802-7959 cell, 916-641-7300, David Clohessy 314-566-9790, email@example.com, Zach Hiner 517-974-9009, firstname.lastname@example.org