The Philadelphia archdiocese recently suspended twenty-one priests who are clergy sex abuse suspects. The as of yet unnamed priests have been removed from the church for now, but if the allegations are true, the damage has been done to the church sex abuse victims. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been under investigation for over two years. Finally, there is some bishop accountability, as a precedent has been set in the US with this case as a former powerful church official has been accused of covering up the clergy abuse by moving problematic priests to new parishes. The problem is, the official didn’t let anyone know the priests were suspected of committing clergy sex abuse. But child sex abuse sadly isn’t relegated to church sex abuse and clergy abuse. It exists in all types of organizations, from schools to daycare centers. http://www.newsmax.com/US/PriestAbuseCharges/2011/03/09/id/388823
Take a daycare owner in Adams County daycare owner, Bonnie Bretzman, who allegedly didn’t report child sex abuse that occurred at her facility. Her employee plead guilty to sexually abusing 6 young girls and Bretzman waived arraignment because she knew it was going on and ignored it. According to the Adams County Children Advocacy Center, more reports of child sex abuse at the daycare center are turning up. There are over 37 million survivors of child sex abuse that have reached adulthood out there, and many still have rights and still need help.
Sex abuse attorney Sam Rogatinsky cares about his clients, as he specializes in assisting survivors of sex Abuse. Aside from church sex abuse and clergy abuse cases, Sam and the Rogatinsky Firm will prosecute and go after any and all sexual abusers. Recently, Mr. Rogatinsky filed suit against a mental health facility sexually abusing a patient. In addition to clergy, priest, minister sex and rabbi abuse cases, the Rogatinsky Firm will tackle sex abuse cases against daycare facilities, schools, against medical professionals such as psychologists and doctors, mental health facilities, the Boy Scouts of America and Boys and Girls Clubs. Sex abuse is a crime. It will not be tolerated by the Rogatinsky Firm. Call Sam on the toll free number found on this site if you seek justice, or call him at (954) 995-3805 any time. Mr. Rogatinsky will even put you in touch with child sex abuse so you get the assistance you need.
Contact Mr. Rogatinsky now. For your convenience, the statute of limitations for Pennsylvania are listed here:
Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases:
- There is a 12 year Statute of Limitations for filing child sexual abuse cases from the 18th birthday of the sex abuse victim whether or not the victim files criminal charges. 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann.§ 5533 (2008). Repressed memories do not apply. The discovery Statute only applies when “the injury is not readily discernible as opposed to cases where it is the incapacity of the plaintiff which causes the delay in bringing suit.” Dalrymple v. Brown, 701 A.2d 164, 168 (1997); Pearce v. The Salvation Army & Crouch, 674 A.2d 1123 (Pa. Super. Ct. 1996); Seto v. Willits, 638 A.2d 258 (Pa. Super. Ct. 1994).
Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases:
- There is a Statute of Limitations that ends at the child sex abuse victim’s 50th 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann.§ 5552(c)(3) (2008).
- However, when DNA testing identifies an otherwise unidentifiable sexual abuser, a case may be filed within the terms of the Statute of Limitations listed above, or 1 year after the identity of the sex abuser is discovered, whichever comes later. 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann.§ 5552(c.1) (2008).
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