Priest Abuse Lawyer Philadelphia: The Reverend, one of 26 Roman Catholic priests suspended from ministry in 2011 for possible child misconduct, was arrested on July 25, 2012 for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old altar boy in St. John Cantius parish in Bridesburg, in 1997. He was charged with indecent sexual assault, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, indecent assault, indecent exposure, endangering the welfare of a child, and corruption of a minor. According to District Attorney Seth Williams, the Reverend started "grooming" the victim in 1997 and sexually assaulted the boy several months later. It appeared that The Reverend assaulted several altar boys.
The Reverend's victim came forward in December 2011, encouraged by news coverage of the sexual abuse trials involving the archdiocese and Pennsylvania State University. A victim of sexual abuse is entitled under Pennsylvania law to file a civil lawsuit for money damages. A financial recovery is available to those altar boys and other children who were abused by priests at parishes, churches and other religious establishments. The Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia priest abuse attorneys, represents victims of sexual abuse, priest abuse and child molestation. We handle sexual abuse cases against abusing priests, coaches, teachers, doctors, foster parents and other individuals and organizations who perpetrate, cover up and conceal sexual abuse.
If you have been abused by a priest or another person in a position of power, please call the Lassen Law Firm to discuss your legal rights. At the Lassen Law Firm, our Pennsylvania sexual abuse lawyers will help you identify those responsible for your injuries and emotional trauma and will file a civil lawsuit on your behalf. In some cases, compensation can be recovered as a result of confidential settlements. Call the Lassen Law Firm now to discuss your case.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen