A teenage boy from west Texas filed a lawsuit alleging that a priest still in the Catholic Church sexually assaulted him repeatedly, and that the archdiocese should have recognized that the priest was a clergy sex abuser. The case was filed in Rocksprings. This is yet one more Catholic sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church and the citizens of Texas. Bishop accountability is still an issue today. Clergy abuse is a heinous sexual assault committed by a member of the church, a sex act committed against an innocent minor or unsuspecting victim under the church’s responsibility or care. But churches aren’t the only place such appalling abuses are taking place. Disturbing sex abuse attacks are occurring in doctors offices, in mental facilities, in the Boy Scouts of America, even in schools and fraternities. http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/09/local/la-me-gomez-suit9-2010apr09

The Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas’ Masonic Home and School has been forced to settle a $6.9 million sexual abuse that might doom the school itself. A meeting in Waco was scheduled to decide the school’s fate. The organization has claimed that the settlements have depleted the till of much of its cash supply and have endangered the organization itself. But organizations that allow sex abuse to go on should pay, and they should pay dearly so such disturbing incidents don’t occur again.

Sex abuse attorney Sam Rogatinsky cares very deeply about the shattered survivors of sexual abuse and he wants to help. Sam doesn’t just prosecute clergy abuse cases, priest sexual abuse, Catholic child abuse, church sexual abuse, rabbi abuse, and minister sex abuse cases. Sam will unearth and prosecute any sexual abuse case anywhere against any organization, now matter what size the organization might be or what powers it might wield. Mr. Rogatinsky once even filed a sex abuse suit against a mental health facility. Sam Rogatinsky and the Rogatinsky Firm will take on sexual abuse cases against daycare centers, schools, medical professionals such as psychologists, mental health facilities, and coaches and athletic organizations. The Rogatinsky Firm will exhaust all resources before giving up on any sex abuse case. Mr. Rogatinsky also believes child sex abuse support groups like http://www.childhelp.org/ and http://www.crusadeagainstclergyabuse.com/ can help child sex abuse victims piece there lives back together as well.

The statute of limitations for Texas are listed here so you don’t miss your chance to claim justice:

Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases:

  • There is a 5 year Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse cases involving sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, or continuous sexual abuse of a young child with delayed tolling until the victim turns 18. Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 16.0045 (Vernon 2008), Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 16.001 (Vernon 2008).
  • The discovery rule in the state of Texas is decided on a case by case basis, depending on the discovery of the causal relationship between the sex abuse injury and the sex abuse act itself. See S.V. v. R.V., 933 S.W.2d 1 (Tex. 1996); Vesecky v. Fenwick, 880 S.W.2d 804 (Tex. App. 1994).

Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases:

  • There is no Statute of Limitations based on the sexual abuse itself for most charges of sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault committed against children. (§§ 27.011(a)(2), 27.012(a)(1)(B)) § 21.02) (§ 21.11), considering that the sex abuse offense wasn’t barred before September 1st, 2007). Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 12.01(1) (Vernon 2007). There is a 10 year Statute of Limitations for sexual assault (§ 22.011) and aggravated sexual assault (§ 22.021). Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 12.01(2)(E) (Vernon 2007).

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 samr@clergyabuse.org