Diocese of Stockton Sexual Abuse Attorney

If you or a loved one is a survivor of clergy sexual abuse in the Diocese of Stockton, the attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi can review your case for free in the strictest confidence. Our founder and managing partner, John C. Manly, has provided legal representation to sexual assault survivors for more than 20 years. We know how to go up against major institutions such as the Diocese of Stockton and win. Please contact us today for a free consultation with John or one of our other experienced attorneys.

Why Choose Manly Stewart & Finaldi?

  • Our lead attorney has been included in Super Lawyers and has acted as counsel on some of the country’s highest-profile sexual abuse cases in California.
  • Our law firm has in-depth knowledge on the subject of abuse and assault as our exclusive practice area.
  • Our lawyers carefully protect each client’s privacy and identity. We know how difficult it can be for survivors to come forward and strive to make the process easier.
  • Our law firm has represented more than 150 survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and obtained more than $2 billion in results.

How Manly, Stewart & Finaldi Can Help

Clergy sexual abuse is one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. Parents and children trust priests and church personnel to keep them safe and protect their best interests. When a priest, bishop or deacon uses his position of power to sexually abuse children, survivors can deal with the psychological ramifications for life. 

At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we are passionate about shining a light on dark practices that have pervaded the Catholic Church for centuries. We urge survivors to come forward and have their stories heard. You may be eligible for compensation from the Diocese of Stockton. We also believe you deserve to pursue justice and closure. Our attorneys can help with every step of your case, from filing your claim by the deadline to negotiating a fair compensatory award.

Diocese of Stockton Releases List of Credibly Accused Priests

The Diocese of Stockton released a list of names of credibly accused clergy members in keeping with the new law Pope Francis passed in 2018. On this list are the names of 13 priests and other members of the clergy with credible allegations against them of sexually abusing or assaulting minors. The Diocese of Stockton reviewed documents dating back decades to verify whether allegations of sexual misconduct made against members of the clergy had evidential support. Then, it made the names of those with credible allegations against them available to the public.

First Last Status
First Last Status
Francis Arakal Sued
Antonio Camacho Accused
Didacus (Didachus) Clavell Accused
Murty M. Fahy Accused
Julio Cesar Guarin-Sosa Not Guilty
Michael E. Kelly Indicted
Editho Mascardo Reinstated
Antonio Munoz Accused
Oliver Francis O’Grady Convicted
Oscar (Oskar) Pelaez Convicted
Eduardo Perez Torrez Accused
Leo Suarez Accused
Ferdinand (Fernando) Villalobos Sued

If you recognize any of the names on this list as someone involved in your sexual abuse case, please contact Manly, Stewart & Finaldi for support. We can help you bring a civil claim against the perpetrator, as well as potentially the Diocese of Stockton for failing to prevent or properly respond to reports of abuse. If your perpetrator’s name is not on the list, contact us to help you expose another alleged abuser in the Diocese of Stockton. We can keep your identity anonymous for the duration of your case if desired.

Contact a Diocese of Stockton Clergy Abuse Lawyer Today

The Diocese of Stockton may be legally responsible for survivors’ damages if it negligently facilitated sexual abuse within its territory. Our attorneys help people go up against large institutions such as dioceses and archdioceses with confidence and confidentiality. We understand the hardships that survivors face and sympathize with how difficult the legal process can be. 

Our diocese abuse lawyers have years of experience with sexual abuse cases and know precisely how to handle them to meet each client’s unique needs. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Stockton, please contact us online or call (855) 824-1722 to reach our California office today.