A terrifying story recently broke in Philadelphia that has ramifications that affect church members in Indiana. The Catholic sex abuse scandal even implicates the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, who it appears tried to cover up the story before it came to light. The Vicar and assistant to the archdiocese is facing criminal charges because he transferred accused sex abusers in the Catholic church in Philadelphia and then tried to cover up stories of priests sexually abusing minors. Four priests who allegedly sexually abused minors were transferred around the country, at least one to Indiana, in the hopes that they would get off scott free. The current Archdiocese, Justin Rigali, also ignored the problem until it was too late. Though he is not facing charges, he is taking tons of heat for this sordid Catholic sex abuse scandal. Sadly, this type of child sex abuse or church sex abuse story is far too common. Priests are shuffled from one state to the other and the priest abuse, Catholic sex abuse, and minister abuse continues in a new state.


If you are a church sex abuse, Catholic sex abuse, minister sex abuse or rabbi abuse victim, or are a victim of any type of sexual abuse, Sam Rogatinsky wants to hear from you. Sam Rogatinsky of the Rogatinsky Firm is a highly respected clergy abuse attorney who has helped a number of child sex abuse victims successfully file civil suits against sex abusers. Mr. Rogatinsky is also an advocate for church sex abuse and child sex abuse survivors. Contact Sam on the toll free number provided on this site. You can even call him on his personal cell phone whenever you need to, at (954) 995-3805. Leave your information if you don’t get Mr. Rogatinsky. He will call you back very promptly.


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If you have a priest abuse, clergy abuse, or church sex abuse case, or sex abuse case of any kind,Mr. Rogatinsky will help you. For your assistance, the statute of limitations for Indiana are listed below:


Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases:

  • The Statute of Limitations states that a civil suit for child sex abuse must be filed within 2 years of the sex abuse victim’s 18th Ind. Code § 34-11-2-4, but the statute is tolled until the sex abuse victim’s 18th birthday. §§ 1-1-4-5.
  • Supreme Court Summation: “Indiana generally does not allow a plaintiff to sue for acts suffered during childhood and only later remembered, after the statute of limitations has run. In Indiana, repressed memory is not a disability tolling a statute of limitations. The Indiana court found that the “discovery rule”—which in areas such as product liability and medical malpractice law allows a plaintiff to sue years after the wrongful act if the injury only recently has become manifest—is usually not appropriate to wrongs against children because parents have an obligation to discover the wrongs and seek redress.” Ernstes v. Warner, 860 F. Supp. 1338 (S.D.Ind.1994)(fn2).


Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases:

There is a 5 year Statute of Limitations for most sex abuse crimes committed against minors which are barred when the victim turns 31. § 35-41-4-2(a)(1). However, violent Class A felonies have no Statute of Limitations. § 35-41-4-2(d).


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 samr@clergyabuse.org