Connecticut is a wonderful place to live, with gorgeous winters and short but enjoyable summers, but as quaint as Connecticut is, it is not immune to clergy abuse, child sexual abuse, priest abuse, or abuse by members of trusted religious groups or affiliations. Catholic abuse or abuse by members of kids groups such as the Boy Scouts of America cannot be tolerated. Those animals that commit such child abuse should be punished, because the perpetrators of child sex crimes not only hurt and betray the trust of the child and the community, but they are a serious danger to society at large.


A perfect example of how far reaching the ramifications of clergy abuse or child sex abuse can reach took place in Connecticut when Jeffrey Libby killed his father and was convicted and sentenced to a sixty year jail term for committing the crime. How is this murder tied to Catholic abuse? It is directly related to sex abuse by the clergy because after sentencing, it came to light that Libby was abused by a priest while attending a Bristol Catholic church. In fact it was discovered that he received a settlement from the Hartford Archdiocese which had been kept secret. Obviously Libby was affected by the sexual abuse, and the Hartford Archdiocese felt some responsibility, or why would they have reached a settlement? The settlement was reached over sexual abuse allegedly committed in the 1980’s, and 20 plus years later, Libby was a murderer. There are ways to find justice if you were abused by the clergy.


If you are or were a victim clergy abuse, minister abuse, priest abuse, or sexual abuse at the hands of any member of an organization like the Boy Scouts of America, Sam Rogatinsky wants to help you. Mr. Rogatinsky is firmly in the corner of clergy abuse and sex abuse survivors. Call Sam Rogatinsky now if you have a case and need help, either on the toll free number located in this site or on his cell, at (954) 995-3805. Call day or night. If you don’t reach Mr. Rogatinsky, simply leave a message and he’ll contact you as soon as possible.


Mr. Rogatinsky will help you get the therapeutic help you need as well. Therapy can help prevent more instances and sad outcomes like seen in the case of James Libby. If you are not in therapy, Sam Rogatinsky can help you find one, or put you in contact with sexual abuse assisting organizations like Crusade Against Clergy Abuse, which can also help you find the assistance you need


Don’t let your case fade away, There are Statute of Limitations in Connecticut.


Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases:

  • For sex abuse victims under the age of 18, you have 30 years to file after your 18th Conn. Gen. Stat. § 52-577d.
  • There is no Discovery Rule. Conn. Super. Ct. Sept. 15 1997.

Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases:

  • There is no Statute of Limitations for sexual offenses that constitute a Class A felony and there is a 5 year Statute of Limitations for most other sexual offenses. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-193(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