Sexual Abuse by Church/Clergy
At Whittel & Melton, we represent people who have suffered harm due to priest or clergy sexual abuse. If you were sexually abused by a priest or other church official, we can listen to your story and help you understand what your legal options are for pursuing damages. Your consultation with us is strictly confidential and we will handle your case with total discretion.
Many victims of sexual abuse are worried about statute of limitations or how long you have to bring a case. However, we encourage you to contact us even if your abuse happened decades ago, as we may be able to help you pursue financial compensation for your hardships and psychological damages.
Contact us today online or call us at 866-608-5529 to discuss your case with our Florida Sexual Abuse Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton.Sexual Misconduct by Church/Clergy
Church officials and clergy members are required to report incidents of sexual abuse. However, most churches or diocese officials will fight allegations of misconduct or abuse without further investigating their merits. Church or clergy misconduct may include:
- Child molestation
- Statutory rape
- Unwanted touching
- Lewd or lascivious conduct
- Child pornography
- Indecent exposure
- Sexual threats or harassment
- Sexual assault or battery
While sexual abuse carries criminal penalties, it can also result in civil liabilities. Different from criminal court, victims can hold their abusers accountable for civil damages or monetary compensation. We can help you recover full and fair compensation for any suffering that has deterred you from leading a fulfilling life, including:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Anxiety disorders
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Difficulty holding employment
- Developing criminal tendencies
If you or someone you love was sexually abused by a church official or clergy member, please let our Florida Sexual Abuse Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton help you through this difficult time. The consequences of sexual abuse can affect every area of your life, including your ability to lead a normal life and develop meaningful personal relationships. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Our firm routinely represents clients in the courthouses of Brooksville, Tampa, Bushnell, Gainesville, New Port Richey, Ocala, Orlando, Dade City, Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Inverness, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tavares, Bartow, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville and throughout the state courtrooms of Florida and the Southern, Middle and Northern District Federal Courthouses of Florida.