James O’Bryan was sexually molested when he was 7 years old by a Saint Cecilia Catholic Church priest in Louisville Kentucky. That was 80 years ago, the last time he attended church or had anything to do with the archdiocese. That is, until he recently filed a sexual abuse lawsuit with 2 other men. Most importantly, this case will see whether or not the Vatican is responsible for the rampant priest abuse and clergy abuse that has taken place here in America.

The Kentucky Catholic sex abuse lawsuit is trying to make the point that bishops are employees or officials of the Vatican. The Louisville archdiocese is arguing that it is an independent entity from Rome. This could be a ground breaking lawsuit if the Vatican is connected with the Kentucky priest abuse. Child sex abuse victims deserve the right to place the blame where it belongs. Civil child sex abuse and religious sex abuse cases in Kentucky will be forever affected by this ruling.


Skilled clergy abuse attorney Sam Rogatinsky of Rogatinsky & Matthews is a major advocate for priest abuse, clergy abuse, minister sex abuse and child sex abuse victims. If you have a child sex abuse case, even if you were abused by a school official or a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Mr. Rogatinsky would like to offer you his expert services. Mr. Rogatinsky keeps all of the details of all of his clients cases confidential. You can reach Sam on the toll free number found on this site or on his personal cell after hours or on the weekends at (954) 995-3805. If you don’t get Sam directly, leave your contact information and Mr. Rogatinsky will contact you as soon as he can.


Mr. Rogatinsky also believes that therapy is important for church sex abuse and child sex abuse abuse victims. He’ll even help you get the sex abuse counseling you need. Mr. Rogatinsky will also direct you to helpful child sex abuse support groups like http://www.d2l.org and http://www.mksafetynet.net/.


Contact Mr. Rogatinsky if you have a church sex abuse or child sex abuse case. It’s time your assailant got what they deserved. For your convenience, the statute of limitations for Kentucky are listed here:


Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases:

  • There is a 5 year Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse cases with 5 years of delayed tolling after the victim’s 18th birthday, or within 5 years of discovery of the sex abuse act. KY. REV. STAT. ANN. § 413.249(2) (2008). Discovery in Kentucky is considered knowledge of the act. Id.

Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases:

There is no Statute of Limitations for sex abuse felonies in Kentucky, but there is a 5 year Statute of limitations for some sexual misdemeanors that are committed against minors. KY. REV. STAT. ANN. § 500.050 (2008). Also, illegal usage of electronic means to get a minor to engage in sexual or other illegal activities is a crime with a 5 year Statute of Limitations, id. § 510.155, as is incest. id. § 530.020.


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