Shawn Davies was convicted of 25 counts of sexual abuse, some of which occurred in Missouri, and there’s no telling how many more cases of church sex abuse committed by this monster have gone unreported. Davies was employed by a number of churches and though he was known for being addicted to pornography and for having problems with children, he kept getting positions at different parrishes.
The Missouri Baptist Convention assists churches when it comes to background checks on employees, but each individual church makes the final decision as to who to hire. How many church officials knew what they were hiring in Davies? How many people affiliated with the church are so obviously dangerous? How many other clergy abuse or minister sex abuse victims are out there, remaining silent about the child sex abuse they ignored? How many other church sex abuse victims don’t even remember that they were sexually abused or are suffering with depression and substance abuse for their entire life.
Clergy abuse and sex abuse attorney Sam Rogatinsky of the Rogatinsky Firm knows that therapy is important for church sex abuse, child sex abuse and sex abuse victims. He’ll even arrange for you to receive the sex abuse therapy you require. Mr. Rogatinsky can also put you in touch with church sex abuse support organizations like http://www.pokrov.org/ and http://www.mksafetynet.net/.
If you have a Catholic sex abuse, church sex abuse, or child sex abuse case, Mr. Rogatinsky will provide expert service and experience to you. All details will be kept confidential. Call Sam on the toll free number located on this site or on his cell at (954) 995-3805. If you don’t reach Sam, leave your phone number and Mr. Rogatinsky will call you back.
The Statute of Limitations for Missouri are listed here:
Statute of Limitations for Missouri Civil Cases:
- There is a Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse cases with a delayed tolling of 10 years after the sex abuse victim’s 21st birthday or 3 years after reasonable discovery of the abuse. MO REV. STAT. § 537.046 (2009).
- The filing retroactive date is: “on or after August 28, 2004, including any action which would have been barred by the application of the statute of limitation applicable prior to that date.” § 537.046.
Statute of Limitations for Missouri Criminal Cases:
- There is a Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse cases with a delayed tolling of 20 years after the sex abuse victim’s 18th birthday for most cases and no limitation for serious offenses. § 556.037.
- The tort claim doesn’t start running until the injury and the damage caused by the injury is recognized by the victim. See Powel v. Chaminade College Preparatory, Inc., 197 S.W.3d 576 (Mo. 2006).
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