Did you suffer a sexual assault by a member of a religious institution whom you thought you could trust? You may be entitled to help and compensation for your suffering.
If you or someone you know has been sexually abused by a member of the clergy at a religious institution in Louisiana, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.
When a person who holds a position of power forces unwanted sexual experiences on another under their supervision, it’s not only a violation of trust but also an act of violence that causes pain and suffering for a lifetime.
Those who have been found guilty of sexual abuse of minors and adults are often employed as religious clerics, teachers, coaches, tutors, scout leaders, managers, as well as other leadership roles in organizations and institutions.
According to statistics released in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Summary Report, Nearly 1 in 2 women, and 1 in 5 men experienced sexual violence victimization other than rape at some point in their lives. These statistics take into account victimization experiences of both minors and adults.
Sexual Abusers Exposed
Unfortunately, the problem of sexual abuse in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Tammany, St. John the Baptist, Washington, Terrebonne, Tangipahoa, St. Helena, Lafourche, Ascension, Assumption, St. Bernard, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, St. Charles, and St. James parishes has been covered up for years.
However, because of renewed efforts to lift the veil of silence, victims of sexual abuse and their supporters have begun to speak out and hold abusers accountable for their actions.
Indeed, local TV station KATC-TV3 compiled a list of clergy members who served in the Diocese of Lafayette, Diocese of Alexandria, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, and the Diocese of Baton Rouge and who now face credible allegations of sexual abuse.
The List has a combined total of over 100 religious clergy from these four diocese that are part of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. But, unfortunately, these lists are not complete and many unnamed sexual predators continue to be hidden by religious institutions.
Legal Help for Southern Louisiana Sexual Abuse Victims
Mike Brandner has experienced the violation of trust that a clergyman commits when he discovered a priest violated his family member at a young age. At Mike Brander Injury Attorneys, we understand that sexual abuse is a serious matter and this abuse can no longer continue. We also understand how a victim of this form of abuse may be hesitant to come forward.
Please know that we are here to listen and go over any legal rights that you may have as a victim of sexual abuse. We also want you to get the help you need to recover from these events.
The consultation is free. You are also free of any obligation to hire us after the consultation. We just want you to be aware of any legal options available to you. These options could include seeking compensation and justice for any emotional and physical pain you experienced and may still suffer from.
Contacts us now by calling (504) 345-1111, via our online LiveChat feature, or by filling out a form online. Our 24/7 personal injury attorneys are ready to take a stand on your behalf and fight for you!