After the Diocese of Dallas released a list of clergy who are facing "credible allegations" of sexually abusing children, advocates and survivors of abuse by priests said more still needs to be done.
They said releasing the list of "credibly accused" priests is not enough. They want to see action.
There was a news conference outside the Dallas Police Department Thursday afternoon, in which survivors of sexual abuse by priests urged other victims to come forward and report the abuse to DPD.
This event was put together by the Dallas chapter of the "Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests" -- known as SNAP.
The group commended the Catholic Diocese of Dallas for releasing the list of 31 priests accused of sexual abuse.
They said it is a step in the right direction.
SNAP is now calling on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to conduct his own investigation, and prosecute when possible.
"Having public recognition is an important step to coming forward. The vast majority of victims of child sex abuse never step forward. I was raped when I was 12 years old, and I didn't come forward for 30 years," said Tim Lennon, sexual abuse survivor and SNAP spokesman.
Paul, who asked that FOX 4 not use his last name or show his face, says he was sexually abused by Father Richard Johnson, who has since died.
“I was abused starting at age 12 and was able to disclose at the age of 38,” he said. “My abuser admitted to the abuse. And there were three more that came behind me.”
The Dallas Diocese says four priests have been prosecuted. The most recent happened in 2009.
Paul hopes Thursday’s very public disclosure will lead to more.
“This is a good day and a hard day, too,” he said. “I’m glad we have this list today, but I'm suspect it may not be complete.”
That survivor said he's doing much better, but like many survivors, every day is a struggle.