Alaska has been plagued by sexual abuse, clergy abuse, priest abuse, and minister sex abuse for far too long. Too many serious instances of sexual abuse and physical abuse have been hidden for years by the Catholic church, the Archdiocese, the Baptist church, and many other religions as well, but these once buried cases are starting to come to light, and many victims are getting their day in court, if they act swiftly enough.
Recently, in fact, a seriously damaging case of clergy abuse, a case that included a number of victims from Alaska, finally came to justice. Over one hundred children filed suit against a dozen priests and a few church volunteers that worked for the Catholic church in and across the great Northwest and the state of Alaska. They won fifty million dollars in damages, thus far, it’s the largest settlement ever to be made with a religious order. Many websites, like Bishop Accountability and Child Help, have been formed to help find victims of clergy abuse to give them support and to help them find the justice they deserve, but if you are a victim of such abuse, you face a statute of limitations in Alaska and you’ll need a good experienced attorney who cares to help you get the justice you deserve.
If you are a sexual abuse or clergy abuse survivor and you would like to seek justice against the abuser, contact attorney Sam Rogatinsky to discuss the facts surrounding your case. Mr. Rogatinsky is an advocate for sex abuse survivors and all conversations are strictly confidential. Call Sam on the toll free number located in this site or on his personal cell phone number at (954) 995-3805. It does not matter if it’s day or night. If it goes to voicemail, Mr. Rogatinsky will call you back very quickly.
Mr. Rogatinsky also believes that it is important for victims of sex or clergy abuse to seek help from therapists who have experience working with survivors. It’s important that you heal and get the justice you deserve. If you are unable to find someone, contact Sam Rogatinsky or SNAP and they will direct you to a local abuse therapy chapter.
If you have a case and need help, you only have so long to act. For your assistance, the statute of limitations for Alaska are listed below:
Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases:
- There is no Statute of Limitations for lawsuits pertaining to serious felony sexual offenses. Alaska Stat. § 09.10.065.
- There is a 3 year Statute of Limitations for misdemeanor sexual offenses. Alaska Stat. § 09.10.065.
- There is a delayed tolling for cases involving minors, meaning that you may file a case up to 2 years after you turn 18. Alaska Stat. § 09.10.140(a). There is an exemption, meaning if you are 17 years and 1 day old, you only have 2 years past your 18th birthday to file.
- There is a 3 year Statute of Limitations for suits filed based upon misdemeanor sexual abuse of a minor according to Alaska Stat. § 09.10.140(b): “that the plaintiff discovered or through reasonable diligence should have discovered that the act caused the injury or condition.”
Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases:
There is no statute of limitations in regards to sexual offenses committed against a minor or in regards to sexual offenses involving children. Alaska Stat. § 12.10.010(a).
If someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse by a member of the clergy, contact our law firm at (954) 995.3805 or send an email to sexual abuse lawyer Samuel Rogatinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org