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Child Sexual Abuse Attorney for Youth Leader or Minister Abuse

Jeff Martin July 31, 2023

Sexual abuse of a child from a church youth minister, leader, pastor or Catholic clergyman can affect a child for the rest of their life. With recent developments in Oklahoma law on the statute of limitations, more people may be entitled to seek justice for sexual abuse from a church leader or other clergyman.

If you or your child was sexually abused by a church youth leader, minister, pastor or clergyman, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation. This may include cases where the perpetrator is now deceased, as the case seeks compensation from the organization that turned a blind eye or allowed the abuse to happen. Our sexual abuse attorneys are ready to provide compassionate, confidential consultations for those who suffered abuse from a church youth leader, minister, pastor, or clergyman.

Lifelong Effects of Church Sexual Abuse 

Victims of child sexual abuse from a church youth leader or minister can experience trauma and other health effects for the rest of their lives. This includes problems sleeping, PTSD, anxiety, depression, attempts of suicide or suicidal ideation, and other issues caused by the abuse.

These victims face a difficult, stressful, and scary ordeal of identifying and calling out the abuse. Many sexual abuse victims from a church youth leader or minister do not call out the abuse until many years later in their lives. This could be due to a fear of naming their abuser or calling out the church organization that allowed the abuse to happen.

Child Sexual Abuse victims deserve justice for the abuses they suffered from a church youth leader, minister, pastor, or clergyman. It's important to identify cases of sexual abuse in order to hold perpetrators of child sexual abuse accountable. Filing a case against a perpetrator of church child sexual abuse gives the victim a voice against abuse and may prevent acts of abuse from happening again.

What Is the Oklahoma Child Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations?

Due to the Oklahoma Statute of Limitations (or SOL), it is important for victims to take action as soon as possible. Recent changes to the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse have made claims for a victim of child sexual abuse in civil and criminal suits valid up to the age of 45. 

This change in the SOL of child sexual abuse allows many more victims to come forward, but the limit also leaves others unable to make a case for their abuse. This is why it's important to act as soon as possible.

Church Child Sexual Abuse Lawyers

It's important to find an experienced attorney when filing a case for church child sexual abuse. Our attorneys at Jeff Martin Law offer confident, compassionate representation for you or your child. Our experience means strong representation to hold church youth leaders, ministers, pastors and clergyman accountable for their acts of sexual abuse.

Contact us immediately for a free, confidential consultation. We represent people in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and across the state of Oklahoma. Our attorneys will work to hold the perpetrators of abuse and church organizations accountable for child sexual abuse.