The Dioceses of Reno and Las Vegas recently gave results of a clergy sex abuse study to the The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in regards to sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in the State of Nevada. The fact that a report was mandated by the rash of Catholic sex abuse scandals in the country is quite unnerving. Bishop accountability is needed now more than ever. Priest sexual abuse, Catholic child abuse, clergy sex abuse and church sex abuse are a serious problem today. These types of sex abuse are immoral sexual acts committed against children by trusted leaders of various churches and religions. Sadly, these heinous child sex abuse acts are not isolated to church sex abuse scandals. Child sex abuse crimes are committed at schools, child care facilities, even in the Boy Scouts of America.
Take the child sex abuse that takes place at various schools today. Much like the Catholic Church shifted around alleged sexually abusive priests, school administrators have used similar tactics with teachers and employees accused of committing child sex abuse. A study at Hofstra University of 225 child sexual abuse complaints against teachers between 1990 to 1994 revealed that schools superintendents prevented only 1 percent of the teachers charged with teaching and sexually abusing children in other districts. In over 50 percent of these cases, teachers were allowed to retire or resign. Over 16 percent of those teachers resumed their teaching carreers elsewhere. Child sex abuse in any form must be persecuted, and the abusers must be stopped from being allowed the opportunity to prey on any more innocent victims.
Attorney Samuel Rogatinsky cares about survivors of sexual Abuse. In addition to clergy abuse cases, Sam will expose sexual abusers from every type of organization or institution. Recently, Mr. Rogatinsky filed suit against a mental health facility that was abusing a patient. He will review the circumstances of each particular case and guide survivors through the maze that they must navigate in order to get justice. In addition to clergy, priest and rabbi abuse, the Rogatinsky Firm will handle sexual abuse cases against churches, schools, medical professionals such as psychologists, mental health facilities, Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs and athletic organizations. Sexual abuse is not tolerated by the Rogatinsky Firm and they will exhaust all resources before giving up on any case. You can reach Sam on the toll free number found on this site or call him at (954) 995-3805 after hours.
Mr. Rogatinsky believes child sex abuse support groups like http://www.childhelp.org/ and http://www.jimhopper.com/male-ab/ can be helpful too.
Contact Mr. Rogatinsky if you have any type of sex abuse or child sex abuse case. For your convenience, the Statute of Limitations for Nevada are listed here:
Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases:
- There is a 10 year Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse cases with a delayed tolling until the victim’s 18th birthday, or until the victim discovers or reasonably should have discovered that the injury has a causal relationship with the sexual abuse, whichever happens latest. NEV.REV. STAT. §11.215 (2008).
Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases:
- There is a varying Statute of Limitations based on the sexual abuse itself. Felony sexual assault generally has a 4 year Statute of Limitations. NEV.REV. STAT. § 171.085 (2008). Some sexual abuse felonies, however, have 3 year Statute of Limitations. Misdemeanors cary 2 year Statute of Limitations for gross misdemeanors and a year for simple misdemeanors. §§ 171.085, 171.090. Minors may file charges for any offense that constitutes the sexual abuse of a child if: The victim is 21 years old or if the victim discovers or reasonably should have discovered that they were a victim of sexual abuse by the date they turn 21; or by the victim’s 28th birthday if the victim does not discover and reasonably shouldn’t have discovered that they were a victim of sexual abuse by their 21st §171.095(1)(b). If a written report for the sexual assault is filed with a police officer during the limitation period, the limitation is then removed. § 171.083.
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 email@example.com