The cases that have been filed in Georgia concerning clergy abuse, sexual abuse, priest abuse, minister sex abuse, and church sex abuse have been staggering. Georgia is a deeply religious state, a staunch member of the Bible Belt, and has become a playground for sexual predators and sexual abuse. Take the church sex abuse scandal surrounding the Church of St. James in Savannah, Georgia for example. Priest Wayland Brown sexually abused an endless number of children who were members of his church but he didn’t stop there, he sexually abused local neighborhod children who weren’t members as well. The organization SNAP has now demanded that the Archdiocese name all clergy abusers in the parish.
The airwaves aren’t even safe in Georgia, as televangelists are getting in on the act. Reverend Tony Levya has been charged with criminal sexual abuse of minors by the FBI for using his church revivals, with the help of two others, as a prostitution ring for young boys. To make matters worse, he has solicited defense funds on Christian radio station WEAM in Columbus, Georgia. If you are a clergy abuse, priest abuse, church sex abuse, or minister sex abuse survivor in the state of Georgia, Sam Rogatinsky can help. Clergy abuse and church sex abuse is a crime, and you should come forth and state your case.
Mr. Rogatinsky is a skilled, experienced sex abuse lawyer, and he will handle your case with the confidentiality and care that you deserve. Call Sam on the toll free number listed on this site or on his personal cell at (954) 995-3805. Call anytime you feel you deserve justice. Day, night, weekends, it doesn’t matter. If you don’t reach him when you call, simply leave a message and Mr. Rogatinsky will call you back very quickly.
Mr. Rogatinsky will help you find a therapist if you need one, he understands the importance of therapy to the sexually abused. He will also put you in contact with organizations like www.snapnetwork.org/ and http://www.1in6.org/. They can help you as well.
If you have a clergy abuse or church sex abuse case, Mr. Rogatinsky is ready to hear from you. For your ainformation, the Statute of Limitations for Georgia are listed below.
Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases:
- There is a delayed Statute of Limitation of 5 years past the 18th birthday for most sex abuse offenses committed against minors. Ga. Code Ann. § 9-3-33.1 These sex abuse acts committed against minors include rape, acts related to rape, molestation, enticement of a child, acts of incest, sexual battery, and other sexual acts. Id. Georgia’s court system has ruled at its highest levels that common law discovery can only be used in regards to causally related injuries which “develop only over an extended period of time.” of Mercer Univ. v. Nat’l Gypsum Co., 258 Ga. 365, 366 (1988), M.H.D. v. Westminster Schs., 172 F.3d 797, 804 (11th Cir. 1999).
- Ther isn’t any retroactivity as the Statute of Limitations can only apply from effective date, July 1, 1992. Ga. Code Ann. § 9-3-33.1, Ga. L. 1992, p.2473 § 2.
Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases:
- Prosecutions for sexual felonies that carry life sentences or death sentences, as well felonies committed against minors under the age 18 may be filed within 7 years. § 17-3-1(b)-(c). Misdemeanors have a 2 year Statute of Limitations. § 17-3-1(d). There is no Statute of Limitations for sex crimes when the sex offender is identified by DNA. § 17-3-1(c.1).
There is a delayed Statute of Limitations for sex crimes committed against children 16 years old or less, until the victim reaches 16 or reports the crime, whichever is earlier. § 17-3-2.1. The Statute of Limitations doesn’t run while the sex offender is unknown or the sex abuse crime itself it unknown. § 17-3-2.
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