Recently Illinois has made drastic changes to child sexual abuse laws because of the depth of the harm it causes victims. This is a good thing for clergy abuse, priest abuse, Catholic sex abuse and minister abuse victims.


Because a new statute that the state of Illinois has instituted makes it much easier to file civil suits against alleged child sex and church related sex abusers. Illinois is now one of the more lenient states when it comes to it’s Statute of Limitations. This means that more time can elapse before a child sex abuse suit has to be filed. The child abuse laws now accepts that there is a difference between first having a repressed memory of sexual child abuse or clergy abuse and actually realizing that the sexual abuse was harmful. The new Illinois child sex abuse law drastically changes the rules in favor of child sex abuse and clergy abuse victims. This is extremely important because sometimes it takes many years for a child sex abuse victim to recognize the impact of the harm that the child sex abuse has caused them. Now any child sex abuse victim can file a civil suit against the sex abuser that took advantage of them at any age.

If you are a clergy abuse, priest abuse, rabbi abuse or child sex abuse victim of any age and you recently realized that the child sex abuse you endured has harmed you, call respected clergy abuse lawyer Sam Rogatinsky. Mr. Rogatinsky will confidentially review your case. If anybody can help you, he can. You can reach Mr. Rogatinsky by calling him on either the toll free number located on this site or on his cell phone at (954) 995-3805 at anytime, day or night. If you don’t reach him when you call, leave your information on his voicemail. Mr. Rogatinsky will return your call as soon as possible.


Mr. Rogatinsky also understands that you need skilled sex abuse therapy to help you through this turbulent time. If you can’t find a therapist you need, Mr. Rogatinsky will help you find one, or or put you in touch with supporting institutions like or


If you or someone you know has a Catholic sex abuse, clergy abuse or child sex abuse case, Mr. Rogatinsky is ready to help. The Statute of Limitations for Illinois are listed below:


Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases:

  • Illinois amended the Statute of Limitations for child sex abuse victims in 2003 so that childhood sexual abuse charges must be filed within: 10 years of the victim’s 18th birthday, within 10 years of a legal disability being removed; within 10 years from the day the child sex abuse victim is no longer is subject to threats, manipulation, or fraud at the hands of the sex abuser themselves or by any agent for the sex abuser; or within 5 years the person realizes that the child sex abuse act happened and that the child sex abuse received an injury from the child sex abuse. § 5/13-202.2(b)


Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases:

  • There is a delayed Statute of Limitations for most sex abuse offenses committed against minors of 20 years past the child sex abuse victim’s 18th 720 I.L.C.S. 5/3-6(j).


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