When a priest or other member of the clergy victimizes a child, there is likely to be life-long emotional scarring, as well as the feeling that it must be kept a secret because they are deeply embarrassed. For survivors that have been sexually abused by a religious leader, it is crucial to understand that you have the right to seek justice in your situation, even if the crime happened many years ago. It is also likely that your actions today could affect the lives of other innocent children in the future, possibly preventing them from the same fate.
If you or someone you care about is a clergy abuse survivor, your interests would be best served by confidentially discussing your situation with an exceptionally qualified Fairbanks clergy abuse lawyer. A legal advocate can inform you of your rights and legal options in your case and assist you in filing a lawsuit to hold the church and responsible parties liable for their actions.
Sexual abuse can take many forms, from sexual harassment or inappropriate touching to forcing an innocent child to perform sexual acts. With children, it can be easier to coerce them into accepting this behavior because they are so trusting, especially of those who they look up to in their place of worship. In any case of sexual abuse, the aftermath will be devastating for that child on many different levels and speaking out can help to bring some emotional relief and closure to these issues.
At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, our dedicated and compassionate legal team is one of the top clergy abuse legal groups in the country, representing over 150 clergy sexual abuse survivors in the state. Our deep intrinsic knowledge of the institutions that have been harboring sexual predators, including the Catholic Church, has provided the framework for our unrivaled success in these types of cases. We are passionately committed to providing unparalleled representation in your case and relentlessly pursuing the best possible outcome to see that justice is served.
Contact a Fairbanks clergy abuse attorney now for answers to your questions, solid legal advice and effective representation.