Finding Justice for Victims of the Catholic Priest Sexual Abuse Scandal
In recent decades, child sexual abuse has gained public awareness, especially cases involving the Catholic Church. Cases of sexual abuse by a member of the clergy may take decades to come forwards. Typically, victims bring the cases forward years after the occurrence of the abuse. Child molestation first became a public issue in the 1970s, and prior to that, sexual abuse was a taboo subject. As the cloak of silence surrounding child sex abuse finally drops away, more and more survivors of clergy abuse are finding the strength and courage to come forward, testify, and obtain justice.
The clergy abuse lawyers at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard are committed to helping victims of child sex abuse move forward and obtain justice for the suffering they carry. It’s important to act now. The California statute of limitations prohibits anyone from seeking civil justice for child sex abuse after the age of 26. No institution, not even a church, should be able to get away with child sex abuse scott-free. No example better illustrates this inequity than the case of Kevin Braney, whom we continue to assist in his endeavors to hold the Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese accountable for their failure to protect Mr. Braney. That is why it is important to come forward now and break your silence if you were sexually abused in California or anywhere throughout the United States by:
- Priests, pastors, evangelists, deacons and church elders
- Youth ministers, church employees, volunteers or church school teachers
Sexual abuse within the clergy, priesthood, and other religious associations happens all too often. The law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard can help victims of clergy abuse.
When you are ready to move forward we stand ready to help. Call our San Jose office at 408-289-1417, toll free at 866-433-6797, or contact us online, for a free confidential consultation.