Over 100 Montana citizens recently filed church sex abuse claims against Jesuit priests in Montana. The Oregon Province of Society of Jesus was forced to declare bankruptcy because of the scandalous church sex abuse suits. The sex abuse cases involved over $25 million already paid in previous sex abuse suits. The church sex abuse suit itself involves over 500 claimants in 5 states. A similar lawsuit is pending against another archdiocese in the region.
If you are a sex abuse, clergy abuse or child sex abuse survivor in Montana, sex abuse attorney Sam Rogatinsky of the Rogatinsky Firm can get you the settlement or verdict you deserve. You can reach Sam on the toll free number found on this site. If you call after hours, try him on his personal cell at (954)444-4032. Please leave a message if you don’t reach Sam when you call. Your call is extremely important.
Mr. Rogatinsky wants you to get the help you need, he is an advocate for church sex abuse, clergy sex abuse, and child sex abuse survivors. Mr. Rogatinsky will also put you in touch with helpful child sex abuse assistance groups like http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.6035035/k.8258/Prevent_Child_Sexual_Abuse.htm and http://www.1in6.org/.
Contact Mr. Rogatinsky if you have a clergy sex abuse, priest sex abuse, church sex abuse or child sex abuse case. It’s time your sex abuser who violated your trust got their comeuppance. For your convenience, the statute of limitations for Montana is listed here:
Statute of Limitations for Montana Civil Cases:
- There is a 3 year Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse cases with a 3 year discovery limit that starts running when the victim realizes that the injury stems from the sex abuse. MONT. CODE ANN. § 27-2-216 (2007).
- The statute is tolled until the age of 18. § 27-2-401.
- Montana legislature’s ruling on retroactivity: “applies to all causes of action commenced on or after October 1, 1989, regardless of when the cause of action arose.” Section 5, Ch. 158, L. 1989. .
Statute of Limitations for Montana Criminal Cases:
- There is a 10 year Statute of Limitations for sex abuse felonies in Montana after the victim reaches 18, Mont. Code Ann. §§ 45-5-502, 45-5-503, and 45-5-507(4), and a 5 year Statute of Limitations for sex abuse misdemeanors after the victim turns 18. Mont. Code Ann. § 45-1-205(1)(b) (2007).
- These rules are superceded when DNA evidence is presented: “If a suspect is conclusively identified by DNA testing after a time period prescribed in subsection (1)(b) or (1)(c) has expired, a prosecution may be commenced within 1 year after the suspect is conclusively identified by DNA testing.” § 45-1-205(9).
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