Let's hope that every person who saw, suspected or may have been harmed by Michael Kelly, will find the courage and strength to speak up and contact police, no matter how long ago the abuse happened..
Keep in mind that child predators rarely have only one victim. And your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.
Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. firstname.lastname@example.org,
"SNAP (The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) is the world's oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 12,000 members. Despite the word priest in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, teachers, Protestant ministers and increasingly, victims who were assaulted in a wide range of institutional settings like orphanages, summer camps, athletic programs, Boy Scouts, etc."
These brave men is to be commended for coming forward. We applaud their strength and courage! If you are the victim of a sexual assault, report your abuse to the authorities and learn your legal rights. Donít suffer alone and in silence! There are people who will believe you and support you.
Melanie Jula Sakoda
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)
SNAP East Bay Director
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