Clergy abuse or church sex abuse are serious sexual offenses committed against minors when they are in the care of a trusted member or someone affiliated with the church. Some times the sex abuse victims don’t even remember the crime for years. In many cases they can still file suit within a certain time period after they discover this hidden memory. Priest sexual abuse, Catholic child abuse, sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, Catholic priest abuse, minister sexual abuse, and church sexual abuse incidents still occur today, even in New Jersey. A recent suit filed against Rev. Milewski of Veronica’s Church in Powell, NJ claims that the pastor made a group of boys on a Church trip at a New Jersey spa resort strip naked and go into a steam room and hot tub together. A clergy sexual abuse claim has been filed accordingly. Two of the victims are filing suit, and this clergy sexual abuse incident occurred in the mid 1990’s. Though Bishop accountability has curtailed some of the rampant Catholic church sex abuse that once dominated the news, many other “respected” institutions, from the Boy Scouts of America to schools and mental institution are guilty of allowing child sexual abuse to occur.
Take the venerable American Boychoir School in Princeton. The school is famed for creating and maintaining one of the world’s better renowned choirs consisting of students from only the 5th grade to the 8th grade. The choir has sung for a number of Presidents and the Pope. But recently a number of alumni from a 20 year span beginning in the early 1960’s described a disturbing pattern of child sexual abuse practices at the hands of 2 mainstay choirmasters. They were not alone, as 9 more staff members from the headmaster on down were guilty of child sex abuse as well. Sadly, sexual abuse can occur in many trusted institutions, from schools and doctor’s offices to sports organizations and boys and girls clubs.
Attorney Samuel Rogatinsky is more than an excellent clergy abuse attorney who represents church sexual abuse cases, Sam cares about sexual abuse victims. Mr. Rogatinsky has represented and helped many sexual abuse victims. He has learned that therapy is key for clergy sex abuse and child sexual abuse victims. He’ll even help you get the sex abuse counseling you need. Mr. Rogatinsky will also direct you to helpful child sex abuse support groups like http://www.bishop-accountability.org.
Sam will expose any child sex abusers from any institution. Mr. Rogatinsky even recently filed suit against a mental health facility guilty of abusing a patient. Sam will pour over every detail of every individual sexual abuse case so he can best guide clergy abuse and sex abuse survivors through the maze that they must navigate to find justice. The Rogatinsky Firm will handle sexual abuse cases against any institution, including individual medical professionals such as psychologists. Simply put, sexual abuse is not tolerated by anyone at the Rogatinsky Firm. They will fight to the bitter end before giving up on any case. You can reach Sam on the toll free number found on this site or on his personal cell at (954) 995-3805.
If you don’t get For your convenience, the Statute of Limitations for New Jersey are listed here:
Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases:
- There is a 2 year Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse cases in New Jersey from the time of discovery of the causal relationship between the injury and the sex abuse itself:
“In any civil action for injury or illness based on sexual abuse, the cause of action shall accrue at the time of reasonable discovery of the injury and its causal relationship to the act of sexual abuse. Any such action shall be brought within two years after reasonable discovery.” N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2A:61B-1(b).
- The court is permitted to toll the Statute (known as delayed tolling) based on other various grounds. This includes:
“the plaintiff’s mental state, duress by the defendant, or any other equitable grounds.” N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2A:61B-1(c).
Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases:
- There is no Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse assaults in New Jersey. N.J.S.A. § 2C:1-6(a)(1). These assaults have been committed against victims under the age of 13, or, sex abuse victims between the ages of 13-18 if the sex abuser is: a relative, stands in loco parentis or has supervisory powers over the victim. N.J.S.A. § 2C:14-2. Any other child sex abuse crimes have 5 year Statute of Limitations. See 2C:1-6(b)(1).
- There is a delayed Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse of 5 years after the victim’s 18th birthday in New Jersey for criminal sexual contact, N.J.S.A. § 2C:14-3, or for endangering the welfare of children, § 2C:24-4, or within 2 years of reasonable discovery of the offense by the victim, whichever comes later. § 2C:1-6(b)(4).
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