Response to SNAP Press Conference on Aug. 28, 2013
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 19:50

Response to SNAP Press Conference on August 28, 2013


            The Diocese of Youngstown was notified by local media that SNAP planned to hold a press conference outside St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown at 11:30 a.m. on August 28, 2013. The agenda included a statement that an alleged child abuser was still on the job as a teacher.

            First, the accuser is poorly informed. The accused is no longer working in the diocese in any capacity.

            Second, the Diocese followed its policy and procedures, and reported the allegation to Mahoning County Children’s Services.

            It should also be noted that the accusation was fully investigated, and even though it could not be substantiated, the Diocese of Youngstown has responded pastorally and provided assistance to the accuser. The accuser sent a thank you to the Diocese for their “concern and attention.”