The insurance company for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte has agreed to pay $1 million settle North Carolina sexual abuse allegations that former altar boy Robby Price was sexually abused by Rev, Robert Yurgel in 1999 at St. Matthew Catholic Church. The diocese will also pay Price, now 25, another $47,500 for counseling medication for the next five years.  According to one of his North Carolina sex abuse attorneys, it wasn’t until 2007 that Price was able to tell his parents about that the priest had molested him.

The Little Rascals Day Care Center was a day care in Edenton, North Carolina run by Betsy and Bob Kelly that was involved in the day care sexual abuse hysteria including allegations of satanic ritual abuse. In January, 1989, allegations were made that Bob Kelly had sexually abused a child. After investigation by a police officer and social worker, the conclusion was the allegations were valid and parents were urged to have their children evaluated for abuse. A total of 90 children, after many therapy sessions (in some cases up to ten months worth), also made allegations leading to accusations against dozens besides Kelly and charges against seven adults (Bob and Betsy Kelly, three workers at the day care, a worker at a local Head Start center and the son of a judge). The charges ultimately involved rape, sodomy and fellatio, while other bizarre allegations were also made, including the murder of babies, torture and being thrown into a school of sharks. During the trial, children were asked to testify about events that had occurred three years previously, with memories “refreshed” in therapy sessions, meetings with the prosecution and repeated discussions with their parents. While the alleged abuse was occurring, no parents noticed anything unusual about their children’s behavior to indicate abuse or torture. The eight month trial against Bob Kelly was the most expensive in North Carolina history, ending in conviction on 99 of 100 charges and twelve consecutive life sentences, though on May 2, 1995 all convictions were reversed in the Court of Appeals. The remaining six defendants faced a mixture of charges ending in a variety of sentences from life imprisonment to seven years.

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 wll 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 and 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 Three Year Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury : Actions for personal injury must be brought within three years of the occurrence. N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 1-52(5).
  • For latent injuries resulting from personal injuries actions, the cause of action does not accrue until the harm to the victim becomes apparent, or ought to have reasonably become apparent. No cause of action will accrue “more than 10 years from the last act of the defendant giving rise to the cause of action.” N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 1-52(16). See also Soderlund v. Kuch, 546 S.E.2d 632, 638 (N.C. Ct. App. 2001) (primary purpose of discovery statute is to protect latent injuries).
  • Delayed Tolling for Disabilities/Minors : Persons under 18 years of age claiming personal injury may bring their cause of action within three after reaching the age of majority. N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 1-17(a)(1).

Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases:

There is a varying Statute of Limitations based on the sexual abuse itself. FNo Statute of Limitations for Any Sexual Offense Felony : Sexual offenses that are classified as a felony have no statute of limitations. Sexual intercourse and sexual offenses with minors are considered felonies. N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 15-10; State v. Hardin, S.E.2d 74, 75 (N.C. Ct. App. 1973); N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§ 14-27.7.2A, 14-27.4A, 14-27.7.


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