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Los Angeles Clergy Abuse Attorneys

Representing Victims of Priest Abuse and their Families

Sexual abuse by clergy or pastors happens at an alarming rate. Religious organizations provide an opportunity for a sexual predator to “groom” young children in a setting where there is supposed to be an implied trust. This violation of trust is one of the main reasons why clergy or pastor sexual abuse is particularly disturbing to these young victims.

At the Law Offices of Michael S. Carrillo, our clergy or pastor abuse attorneys are compassionate, yet aggressive, in protecting the legal rights of our clients who have been sexually abused, molested or raped at the hands of pastors, ministers, priests, and other religious leaders. We have the knowledge, experience and dedication to help obtain the full compensation for our injured victims from the parties who have wronged them.

The Signs of Clergy Abuse

Unfortunately, many young victims who are abused at the hands of the clergy or other religious leaders are silenced by shame or by the unfair instructions of their religious leaders. After having their trust violated and being abused and assaulted by an individual in a religious position, it is common for young victims to be confused about what to do.

If you notice any signs that your child or a young loved one has experienced any actions that has made him or feel uncomfortable, it is a starting point to learn if he or she is being “groomed.” The following are some signs that parents should be aware of:

  • Unusual sadness or depression
  • Withdrawal from everyday normal activities
  • Spending an unusual amount of time with another adult
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Sudden weight gain or weight loss
  • Experiencing suicidal thoughts
  • Displaying aggressive behavior
  • Attempting sexual acts against other children

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael S. Carrillo are experienced in representing victims of clergy or pastor abuse. We have the knowledge and financial resources to thoroughly investigate the facts of your case and hold the right parties responsible for their actions.

The Span of Clergy Childhood Abuse Scandals

It is unsettling to learn about the high number of children and young adults who are sexually abused, molested or raped within their religious house of worship. Abuse at the hands of the very people these young victims are supposed to trust makes it even harder to absorb. Even though it may be hard to accept that an individual of the cloth can prey on young innocent people, sexual abuse within religious settings happens all too often.

The legal team at the Law Offices of Michael S. Carrillo is committed to protecting the rights of those who have been sexually violated in Los Angeles and throughout California by individuals holding a religious title.

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, it is important to understand that you are not the one to blame. If you know someone who has been a victim of abuse, we can help.

At the Law Offices of Michael S. Carrillo, our clergy abuse attorneys can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Our experienced legal team will handle your case with the gentle hands necessary in these delicate situations. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, please call us at 626-799-9379.