Recently the Hartford Roman Catholic Diocese settled a priest abuse lawsuit Jeffrey Libby, a Maine man serving 60 years in prison for murder. The archdiocese announced that the abusive priest was defrocked in 2005 without giving any specifics as to why. She says the archdiocese is doing everything possible to protect children. Libby murdered his own grandfather in Winslow, Maine. He snapped after years of abuse by the priest and the grandfather. Clergy abuse and priest abuse cases in Maine have been so widespread that Maine’s Roman Catholic Church began a special day of atonement to try and address the problems the Catholic sex abuse scandals have caused.
If you live in Maine and are a clergy abuse attorney Sam Rogatinsky of the Rogatinsky Firm 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 can help you find important clergy abuse and child sex abuse support groups like http://www.snapnetwork.org/ and http://www.sandf.org/.
Contact Mr. Rogatinsky if you have a sex abuse case. The Maine Statute of Limitations are listed here:
Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases:
- There is no Statute of Limitations for lawsuits that are based on sexual abuse of minors. ME. REV. STAT. ANN. tit. 14, § 752-C (2008).
- Federal District Court for Maine ruling in regards to it’s unlikelihood to accept retroactivity: “…later amendments to Section 752-C allow persons who were victims of sexual abuse as minors to pursue their claims at any time, the Legislature clearly did not intend for this expanded statute of limitations to revive claims that were already “barred by the previous statute of limitations in force” prior to the amendments.” See Me. P.L. 1991, Ch. 551, § 2; Me. P.L.1999, Ch. 639, § 2.” Guptill v. Martin, 288 F.R.D. 62.
Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases:
- No SOL for Most Sexual Offenses Against Victims Under Age 16 : There is no Statute of Limitations for most sex abuse victims assaulted under 16 years of age. ME. REV. STAT. ANN. tit. 17-A § 8 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org