Allegations of sexual abuse in houses of worship have be an increasingly disturbing occurrence. The young members of religious organizations look up to and trust the clergy and the other leaders of the church. In some cases, children, who are taught to respect and trust their pastor, clergy and other religious leaders, are also under the constant care and supervision of these very same people. Most often, families are unaware of the abusive actions of a pastor or clergy, and even encourage their children to spend more time with the very same people who abuse them.
At the Law Offices of Luis Carrillo, our clergy abuse lawyers provide legal assistance to victims of sexual abuse, molestation or rape at the hands of pastors, ministers, priests, and other religious leaders. We are aggressive in obtaining our clients the justice that they deserve while also ensuring that they will be protected from future abuse as they go through the litigation process.
The Common Signs of Abuse By People in Positions of Trust
The signs of abuse by a person in a position of trust, such as a clergy or priest, may not be as obvious as most of think, especially for younger children. As such, it is important to look for any sign that may be indicative of abuse, such as:
- Change in personality
- Unusual sexual behavior
- Anger problems
- Engaging in criminal activity
- Disconnecting from friends and family
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Luis Carrillo are experienced in representing families affected by clergy or priest sexual abuse. We will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case and make sure you obtain the full compensation that you deserve.
The Disturbing Truth of Clergy Abuse
It is disturbing to think about how many children and adults are sexually abused, molested or raped within their religious house of worship. The very people they trust are often the ones doing these unthinkable acts. Although it may be difficult to imagine a man of the cloth preying on innocent people, sexual abuse within religious settings happens all too often.
The legal team at the Law Offices of Luis Carrillo is dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been sexually violated in Los Angeles and throughout California by:
- Pastors, preachers, and evangelists
- Youth ministers, music leaders, and assistant pastors
- Deacon and church elders
- Clergy and priests
- Member of church or religious organizations
- Employees of the church or other religious setting
- Church school employees
- Church child care workers
Do I Have a Clergy or Pastor Abuse Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has been abused or molested by a clergy or pastor, you should know that the attack was not your fault. If you know someone who has been a victim of abuse, we can help.
At the Law Offices of Luis Carrillo, our pastor abuse lawyers can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Our experienced attorneys will handle your case with the gentle hands these delicate situations demand. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, please call us at 626-799-9375.