Cases of sexual abuse by clergy members can be particularly difficult to deal with when someone you love was victimized. Scandals involving church sex abuse of children first appeared in the Dallas Morning News roughly 20 years ago.
Since that time it has come to light that the Catholic Church and many other churches have failed to oust priests, pastors, or church leaders who had been accused of sexually abusing children, choosing instead to move them to other churches or to ignore the situation.
Have you or your child been sexually abused by a member of the church?
Stephens, Anderson & Cummings feels that the perpetrators of these heinous crimes should be brought to justice for you and your family.
Leading the Fight against Texas Sexual Abuse in Church
SAC has a reputation for taking a forceful stand against sexual abuse on behalf of our clients. In one of our most well-known cases, we secured one of the largest settlements per victim in the United States because of egregious sexual misconduct that took place at a nationally established church.
But our fight doesn't end with the payment of a settlement. In another case, we required an entire denomination to reform their policies and procedures to include methods of sexual abuse prevention and penalties. SAC has a passion for justice, and when children are victimized by the individuals they are taught to trust we know action must be taken to hold the proper people accountable.
Not only do church leaders who commit these crimes need to be brought to justice, but the church elders who hired and/or failed to properly supervise the abusers must be held responsible as well. Moving an abuser to another church or choosing to ignore the abuse is inexcusable.
Contact SAC for Help if Your Child was Abused by the Church
Churches can offer a community so much, which is why S.A.C's attorneys feel so strongly about helping families who have been betrayed by members of the clergy. Our sexual abuse lawyers and support team are ready to fight for you and help return a sense of normalcy to your life after dealing with your child's sexual abuse.