When individuals in positions of trust and/or authority, especially religious leaders, breach their trust by committing sexual acts on children, or failing to report such acts, they must be held accountable for their actions (or inaction). While nothing may ever make someone who suffered sexual abuse as a child at the hands of a priest or other religious leader completely whole again, you can help significantly reduce or altogether prevent others from being victimized by holding the individuals accountable and seeking justice for their crimes.

In 2002, at the height of the clergy child sexual abuse scandal that rocked the Catholic Church to its core, many people – both victims and non-victims – felt confused, scandalized and betrayed by the very people whom they trusted to do “God’s work”. In many cases, it took years – even decades – for the victims themselves to finally come forward and confront their abusers. However, once the victims came forward and saw that others were coming forward, they saw that they were not alone in this fight.

If you have been sexually abused as a child by a religious leader or member of the clergy, or suspect your child has been, notify law enforcement and learn your legal rights by contacting the Law Offices of Robert M. Wilson. We offer a no-cost, no-obligation and completely private consultation.