Justice for Church Sex Abuse Survivors and Their Families
Attorney contributor Brian Kent specializes in helping survivors of sexual abuse fight for justice. We’ve asked him to share some insight on how church abuse survivors and their families can take legal action:
Sexual predators are often found in positions of power, including religious organizations. The sex abuse lawyers at Abuse Guardian regularly see cases of religious leaders abusing children in their congregation. Our religious communities must be aware of the threat that sexual predators pose and do all that they can to keep their congregations safe. But in many cases, these communities fail to do so and allow otherwise preventable abuse to occur.
In cases where sexual abuse occurs due to the negligence of a religious organization, that organization can potentially be held liable for the trauma they’ve caused. Survivors of sexual abuse may have the right to file a lawsuit against the organization in cases of negligence, such as a church failing to respond to previous allegations of sexual misconduct involving a pastor.
If you or your child is a survivor of sexual abuse in a religious organization, your family has options for finding justice. You can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking to an experienced sex abuse victims lawyer in a free consultation.
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