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Clergy Sex Abuse

Clergy Sex Abuse Lawyer

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Religious workers, including priests, rabbis, pastors, and ministers, are often some of the most trusted members of society, which is why it is especially disturbing to learn that such seemingly upstanding leaders can commit crimes of sexual abuse. Unfortunately, these types of stories are anything but rare. If you or someone you love was assaulted by a religious leader, make sure you know your legal options. Abuse victims have a right to speak out, whether the incident was a one-time occurrence or an ongoing issue. In either case, sexual assault victims have a right to take action against their abuser and may be able to file an injury claim to seek justice and compensation from the at-fault party. When it comes to religious cases, the church responsible might be liable for the abuse you suffered.

Let Our Firm Help You

At Tate Law Group, LLC, our attorneys understand how difficult it can be to deal with the physical and emotional damage that occurs after sexual abuse, and we want to help you. We have more than 25 years of legal experience on our side, and we are passionate about helping the wrongfully injured. To date, our attorneys have obtained more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients, and we have the necessary legal acumen to fight for your rights.

Sexual Abuse By Priests, Pastors, and Other Religious Leaders

Unfortunately, many cases of sexual abuse go unreported, either because the victim is frightened or because he or she doesn’t think anyone will believe what happened. Or, in cases of child sex abuse, it is possible the victim will suppress their memories, which means they might not remember the incident until years after the event occurred.

Statute of Limitations for Sex Crimes

If you or someone you love was the victim of sexual abuse, it is important to take action quickly, that way our firm can help gather evidence from the incident to build a solid case in your favor. The statute of limitations on sex crimes in Georgia varies depending on the nature of the crime, but for some it may be as short as 2 years. In order to hold your assailant responsible, take action now.

Sexual abuse crimes in Georgia can vary, but may include any of the following:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Sodomy
  • Sexual battery

If a clergy member assaulted you, they may not be the only party liable for the harm you suffered. In some cases, the institution might also be responsible for failing to protect you. In the event that the church was aware that your assailant had a history of sexual abuse, or if you reported the abuse and the church did nothing, they might be partially at fault for the harm you suffered.

Our Clients Come First

When you turn to our firm, you can rest assured our attorneys will put your needs first throughout each step of the legal process. We understand how sensitive these types of cases can be, and it is our primary objective to help you get back on your feet after an incident. While legal action can’t undo the harm you suffered, it can provide you with the funds necessary to get back on your feet, and holding your assailant responsible can help provide the closure you need. If you think you have a viable claim, we encourage you to reach out to our team.

Contact Tate Law Group, LLC today to discuss your case with our Savannah clergy sex abuse attorneys.

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