Recently, the Society of Jesus in Oregon reached an agreement to pay an astounding 166 million dollars to settle a huge church sex abuse claim. The suit involved hundreds of minister sex abuse victims of clergy sex abuse. The victims were sexually abused over a thirty year period beginning in the 1950’s. They church abuse victims include victims from five states, a number of whom reside in Idaho or did at the time of the sex abuse injury.
The case involved 500 individual settlements, and is thus far the biggest clergy sex abuse settlement in the US. It has caused many Catholic Dioceses to file for bankruptcy protection, in fact. But it won’t be the last such suit, as clergy abuse, priest abuse, minister abuse, and child sex abuse of all types, including abuse by members of the Boy Scouts of America have been surfacing for years.
If you were abused by a member of the clergy, a member of any church, or an adult in charge of your care when you were a minor, you have rights. Not only do you have criminal rights, you could be entitled to civfil claims as well, even if the church sex abuse occurred years ago, in some cases. If you are a survivor of minister abuse, rabbu abuse, clergy abuse, priest abuse, or sex abuse, clergy abuse attorney Sam Rogatinsky of the Rogatinsky Firm is ready to represent your claim. Mr. Rogatinsky is a highly regarded advocate for church sex abuse survivors. Rest assured that all matters relating to your case are completely confidential. You can reach Mr. Rogatinsky on the toll free number located in this site or or call him directly on his cell phone at (954) 995-3805 after hours. If you don’t get him on the line when you call, leave your information. Mr. Rogatinsky will call you back as soon as he can.
Mr. Rogatinsky knows how important it is for church abuse and sex abuse victims to recover. He’ll even help you find a skilled, experienced sex abuse therapist. If you need more help, let Mr. Rogatinsky know and he’ll connect you with sex abuse, clergy abuse, and church sex abuse support organizations like http://www.thoushaltnotabuse.org/, http://www.wingsfound.org/, and http://childmolestationprevention.org/.
For your assistance, the Statute of Limitations for Idaho are listed below:
Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases:
- In Idaho, a sex abuse suit may be brought within 5 years of the sex abuse victim’s 18th Sex abuse suits may also be filed 5 years from the date of reasonable discovery of the abuse if the causality of the injury stems from the sex abuse. The statute, amended in 2007, covers cases that came about after July 1, 1989. Idaho Code § 6-1704, s. Based on certain conditions, the 2007 amendments allow for sex abuse suits to be filed against the employer of a sex offender as well, pursuant to Idaho Code § 6-1701, § 6-1607.
- The 2007 amendment negates the courts ruling in the Bonner v. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise, 128 Idaho 351, 913 P.2d 567 (1995). In the case, the Supreme Court would not allow a discovery rule in regards to repressed memory cases.
Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases:
- There is no Statute of Limitations for most sex abuse offenses committed against victims age 16 or less. The state of Idaho has no statute of limitations for prosecuting child sex abuse or lewd activities with a minor, under age 16, § 19-401.
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