Diocese of Sacramento Sexual Abuse Attorney

On April 30th, 2019, the Diocese of Sacramento published a list of credibly accused clergymen. The 48 individuals on the list have allegations against them for sexually abusing and assaulting others – mainly child parishioners. Furthermore, the list includes allegations against the Diocese itself for failing to report known incidents of abuse to the authorities.

At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we care deeply about helping survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Our lead attorney, John C. Manly, is an award-winning sexual abuse attorney in California with more than 20 years of experience specifically in this practice area. We do not tolerate sexual abuse or the actions of religious establishments to cover it up in the Diocese of Sacramento. If you are a survivor, please contact us immediately to discuss your case.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are not afraid to stand up to any defendant, including religious institutions and powerful conglomerates.
  • We have helped more than 150 survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California protect their rights.
  • We maintain the highest possible standards of confidentiality when working with clients.
  • We exclusively handle sexual abuse cases, offering highly experienced representation to survivors of sexual abuse, assault and harassment.
    Do You Need a Clergy Abuse Attorney?

As a survivor of clergy sexual abuse, the legal process can seem overwhelming. Yet it could be the key to obtaining justice, closure and compensation for your traumatic experiences as a child. Working with the right attorney from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi can make it much easier for you and your family to seek restitution for clergy abuse. Our lawyers can keep your identity a secret even if your case needs to go to trial. We can review all possible avenues of recovery and choose the one that best suits your unique case. Then, we will handle the legwork of your case while you focus on your future.

About Clergy Abuse in the Diocese of Sacramento

The Diocese of Sacramento is one of many in California to recently have published lists of accused sexual abusers within the clergy, with at least 48 that have been publically accused. Altogether, dioceses in California have released the names of almost 700 alleged perpetrators. The list from the Diocese of Sacramento has allegations regarding sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, molestation, statutory rape, oral copulation and child pornography. Several of the clergymen on the list have received convictions for their crimes, while others remain accused or under investigation.

Priests from the Diocese of Sacramento Accused of Abuse

Thomas G.AllenderAccused
GerardoBeltran RicoCharged
HectorCoria GonzalesConvicted
Arthur A.FalveySettled
J. PatrickFoleyAccused
Francisco JavierGarciaSued
Jerome M.HensonAccused
DavidHernandez CotaAccused
William B.HoldAccused
Robert (Bob)MarsicekConvicted
James ThomasMonaghanConvicted
Cornelius F.O’ConnorAccused
Z. EnriquePerezAccused
Jose AntonioPinal ContellanosAccused
Mario BlancoPorrasAccused
Jose LuisUrbinaConvicted
MichaelWalsh (California)Settled
John “Casper”WattsAccused

Compensation for Survivors in the Diocese of Sacramento

The Diocese of Sacramento is one of six in California to band together to create the Independent Compensation Program for sex abuse survivors. This new program will accept claims from September 16th, 2019 to March 31st, 2020. Within this window, any survivor of clergy abuse within these dioceses may come forward to seek compensation without revealing their identity or going to court, with no statute of limitations on how long ago the abuse occurred. If the Administrators deem the claim credible, the claimant may receive a check within two weeks.

Request counsel from an attorney, however, before you join the program and accept compensation from the independent fund. If you receive a settlement through this program, you may no longer file a civil lawsuit against the Diocese of Sacramento for facilitating sexual abuse. The compensation you receive through the fund will most likely be less than you could obtain through a lawsuit. If you speak to an attorney at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, you can ascertain the best outlet for recovery for your specific needs before making any decisions.

Contact a Diocese of Sacramento Abuse Lawyer

If you or someone you love is a survivor of clergy sexual abuse by a member of the Diocese of Sacramento in California, please contact us right away for a confidential review of your case. You could have grounds to file a claim against the Diocese and/or other parties in pursuit of justice and financial compensation. Call (855) 944-0710 today for a free, private consultation.