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”We’re grateful any time a child-sex-abuse victim finds the courage to take action against a child predator,” David Clohessy, executive director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, said in a statement. “That’s an enormous benefit of civil litigation — it can help uncover evidence of complicity by a predator’s colleagues and supervisors and thus deter others from keeping secret about possible child sex crimes in the future.”