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At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our Diocese of Monterey clergy abuse lawyers recognize how difficult and traumatic it can be for survivors of sexual abuse to talk about their experiences. If you have suffered clergy abuse under the Catholic Diocese of Monterey, you are not alone. Coming forward with help from our OC personal injury lawyers could finally bring you justice and financial compensation for damages. We can keep your identity private for the duration of your case, starting with a free confidential consultation. Request yours in Monterey today by contacting us.
Sex crimes within the Diocese of Monterey could take the form of sexual misconduct, molestation, rape, indecent exposure, child pornography, or sexual abuse. Our firm has gone up against priests, bishops, archbishops, deacons, chaplains, churches, and dioceses on behalf of clergy abuse survivors. We are a full-service firm helping clients in any way we can.
Hiring a Diocese of Monterey clergy abuse attorney from DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo could help you understand the laws surrounding your case. We can also help you learn your rights against a perpetrator and/or religious establishment and take action against one or more at-fault parties. You do not have to navigate your case alone. We can help you prepare and file your claim in Monterey, CA.
If you believe you may have a case against a clergy member who abused you in the Diocese of Monterey, check the Database of Publicly Accused Priests to see if others have already come forward against the person. This database names 30 individuals facing allegations of sexual crimes within the clergy. The database gathers its information from media outlets and does not imply individuals facing accusations are guilty of the crimes.
In the Diocese of Monterey, one priest in the database has received a conviction for 14 counts of child pornography on his computer. He was also previously arrested for unlawful sexual behavior with a teenage boy. Dozens of other clergy members within the diocese stand accused of or sued for crimes of a similar nature. Even if the priest that sexually abused you is not on the list, you could have grounds for a claim. Speak to our Diocese of Monterey priest abuse attorneys for counsel about how to move forward with a case.
California has a statute of limitations, or deadline, on clergy abuse claims. This deadline is 8 years past the age of majority (18), or age 26, for childhood sex abuse survivors. If an adult-only recently discovered childhood sexual abuse, he or she has three years to file a civil suit. A civil lawsuit could not only hold the perpetrator accountable for wrongdoing but also reimburse you for physical, emotional, and financial losses relating to the crime. Speak to a priest abuse attorney as soon as possible about your claim to avoid missing an important time limit.
At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we can file a clergy abuse claim against the Diocese of Monterey and/or another party anonymously if you wish to protect your identity. You do not have to go through an abuse claim alone. We can help you come forward, name one or more defendants and seek fair compensation, all while keeping your identity confidential. If you wish to request a free consultation at our local law firm or your home, call (714) 783-2205 or contact us online today.