Child Molestation and Religious Leaders

Experienced Los Angeles Sexual Abuse Attorneys Hold Religious Leaders Accountable for Child Molestation

Protecting your children when religious leaders in Southern California do the unthinkable

We trust our religious leaders with some of the most important aspects of our lives, even leaving our children in their care without the slightest hesitation or suspicion of wrongdoing. Unfortunately, our trust is sometimes misplaced through no fault of our own. An individual we hold to such high standards may turn out to be the perpetrator who harms our child. When these disturbing incidents occur, they leave both parents and children hurt, angry, and confused. The attorneys of Taylor & Ring seek to hold every offender accountable for his or her actions. If a religious leader molested your child, turn to a knowledgeable Los Angeles child molestation lawyer to get the justice you deserve.

Potential signs of child molestation

Though media coverage of this issue often centers on the Catholic Church, child molestation occurs within various religious communities. Perpetrators manipulate their extensive power and influence over religious followers to access children. Acts of abuse may occur within a counseling session, a mentoring relationship, or in a childcare setting. These religious leaders use their authority to abuse children and manipulate them into keeping the incident a secret.

No child or family should ever be subjected to such despicable behavior. These trusted leaders have a responsibility to the people they serve. When they misuse their positions, the result can devastate a child. If you suspect that a religious leader has sexually molested your child, be on the lookout for warning signs like:

  • Unwillingness to attend services, or to attend classes or functions held by or at the institution
  • Withdrawn behaviors around the religious leader
  • Physical injuries or illnesses
  • Depression
  • Trouble eating and/or sleeping

It can prove challenging to bring accusations of abuse against a religious leader. Our experienced Southern California sexual assault attorneys walk you through the process. We act quickly to undertake a thorough investigation of the allegations and seek compensation for physical and emotional injuries.

Advocating for the rights of child victims

When these incidents come to light, many religious organizations try to handle them internally. They may claim that this course of action protects the victim and the family, but the real intention is to protect the offender and the religion. This method of self-prosecution commonly ends in favor of the perpetrator. It also tends to demonize the victim and the victim’s family. This is an extremely difficult situation, especially for individuals who are deeply connected to their religious family.

At Taylor & Ring, we recognize these tactics as a way to avoid accountability. Our capable Los Angeles child molestation lawyers are dedicated to advocating for our clients and holding perpetrators liable for their actions. We understand how difficult this process can be, so we provide you and your child with compassionate, yet aggressive representation.

Trust an experienced Los Angeles sexual abuse law firm with your case

If you believe your child is the victim of sexual molestation by a religious leader, you need to take legal action. Trust the reliable law practice of Taylor & Ring to provide you with compassionate and comprehensive representation. Call us today at 310-209-4100 or complete our contact form to secure our knowledgeable and aggressive services. Your initial consultation is free.

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