Ted Lausche was recently one of the priest abuse victims that won part of a $5,100,000 settlement due to the child sex abuse abuse inflicted by priests and nuns in the greater New Orleans area. Ted’s horrifying story, sexually abused at the hands of Father Gilbert Gauthe at gunpoint, is the tip of the iceberg. There are far too many stories like Ted’s in the state of Louisiana. The sexual assault occurred in 1971, but Ted finally got his day in court and got the settlement he deserved.

Unfortunately, too many sexually abused victims let their clergy abuse case lay dormant, and they don’t get their day in court. Child sex abuse is a hideous crime, and clergy abuse and priest abuse are perhaps the worst form of such a horrendous crime. Be it rabbi abuse, minister sex abuse, or Catholic sex abuse, these crimes should not go unpunished. Sex abuse victims should all have their case heard.

Clergy abuse attorney Sam Rogatinsky of the Rogatinsky Firm wants to make sure that all clergy sex abuse victims get their day in court in the state of Louisiana. He is a long standing advocate for church sex abuse and child sex abuse victims. It doesn’t matter if you were abused by a parent, a relative, a teacher or a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Sam will help you get the settlement you deserve. Call Sam on the toll free number listed on this site. You can even call him on his personal cell any time you need to at (954) 995-3805. Leave a message if he doesn’t answer. Your case is important.


Mr. Rogatinsky has learned the importance of therapy for clergy sex abuse and child sex abuse abuse victims. He’ll go out of his way to get you the therapy you need. Mr. Rogatinsky will also introduce you to child sex abuse and church sex support groups like http://www.childhelp.org/ and http://www.mksafetynet.net/.


Contact Mr. Rogatinsky if you have a clergy sex abuse, priest sex abuse, or child sex abuse case. It’s time your case was heard. The statute of limitations for Louisiana are listed here:


Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases:

  • There is a 10 year delayed Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse cases in Louisiana. You may file a suit within 10 years after your 18th LA. REV. STAT. ANN. § 9:2800.9 (2008).
  • Louisiana discovery ruling: “some cause of action in not known or reasonably known by the plaintiff, even though his ignorance is not induced by the defendant.” Wimberly v. Gatch, 635 So.2d 206, 211 (La. 1994)

Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases:

There is no Statute of Limitations for serious sex abuse offenses in Louisiana and a delayed Statute of Limitations for 30 years after the sex abuse victim’s 18th birthday for most sexual offenses committed against minors. LA. REV. STAT. §§ 14:42-42.1 (2008). LA. CODE CRIM. PROC. art. 571 (2008). LA. REV. STAT. ANN. § 14:43.1 (2008), LA. CODE CRIM. PROC. art. 571.1 (2008).


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