SEXUAL ABUSE IN RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS

Religious institutions such as the Catholic Church, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Orthodox Jewish organizations have long covered up the problem of their leaders sexually abusing children. People who have been sexually molested by their religious leaders are consumed with confusion and shame throughout their lives. Victims sexually abused by their religious leader like a priest, minister rabbi or elder or any, are entitled to justice for the injuries they suffered.

Religious institutions have often responded to allegations of sexual abuse by covering up the problem, leaving the victims to suffer in painful silence. Victims need a dedicated advocate in their corner. As an example of his work in this area, in 2007, Michael Dowd won an $11.45 million dollar verdict against the Rockville Centre Diocese – one of the largest verdicts ever entered against a Roman Catholic diocese and the largest jury verdict against a New York area Diocese. If you or a family member have been sexually by a religious leader, contact Michael Dowd to explore your options.

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