Religious And Clergy Sex Abuse Lawsuits
Over the last several years, more and more is coming to light about sexual abuse in religious institutions, child sexual abuse by the clergy and the church hierarchy’s efforts to cover it up. I founded Kircher Law, LLC, in Maineville to help victims of sexual abuse throughout Ohio hold their assailants accountable for their actions. I am attorney Konrad Kircher, and if you or someone you love was abused by a member of the clergy or a religious institution, I can help you hold the predators accountable for their actions.
Long-Term Effects Of Child Sexual Abuse
Children – especially boys – are the most likely to be victims of child sex abuse in religious institutions. In addition, abuse in these scenarios is typically ongoing and lasts for a lengthy period of time. A child who was abused by someone in the clergy was most likely groomed over a long period of time and made to feel special, all while the abuser began to progressively push boundaries.
All of this leaves the victim to suffer from long-term emotional trauma. Survivors commonly experience:
- Feelings of guilt and self-blame
- Low self-esteem
- Challenges with sexual relationships as adults
- Difficulties with boundaries
Oftentimes, it can take adult survivors of child sex abuse years to come forward about the abuse they suffered as children. Recovery from child sex abuse is complicated and can take a team. I serve as a member of this team by helping victims pursue lawsuits for damages in civil court to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions. This can also include seeking damages from the religious institutions themselves when there is negligent behavior and evidence that they knew or should have known the abuse was happening.
Consult With A Clergy Sex Abuse Lawyer For Free
I offer free initial consultations. During this time, I will listen to your story and answer any questions that you may have about the work that I do. To schedule your free appointment, call my office at 888-725-0811 or send me an email using my website form.