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Sexual abuse and misconduct in the Catholic religion have changed the lives of thousands of young people. Clergy abuse can inflict substantial emotional pain, psychological suffering and trauma that lasts through adulthood. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo in Sacramento, our Diocese of Sacramento clergy sexual abuse lawyers strive to bring priests and other clergy members who have committed sex crimes to justice on behalf of survivors. Contact us if you believe you have a claim against the Diocese of Sacramento. We may be able to help you secure fair and just compensation.
Our Diocese of Sacramento clergy sexual abuse attorneys work hard to secure positive results. We recognize how difficult it is to live with your past and even more so to bring it into your present. Coming forward, however, could help you achieve closure and potentially prevent others from enduring the same trauma. At our firm, we can keep your identity 100% confidential throughout your case. We can work day and night on your claim while you focus on recovery.
The Database of Publicly Accused Priests is a way to expose priests in California and throughout the country who have faced or are currently facing accusations of child and youth sexual crimes. The database divides allegations according to state and diocese. The numbers for the Diocese of Sacramento show 48 individuals with histories of potential sexual misconduct.
The names of the individuals with convictions in the Diocese of Sacramento are Hector Coria Gonzales, Robert Marsicek, James Thomas Monaghan, Uriel Ojeda and Jose Luis Urbina. Accusations within the diocese range from teenage sexual abuse to possession of child pornography. The database is one way to shed light on the prevalence of clergy abuse. Another is to file a civil lawsuit as a survivor.
If you have a case against the Diocese of Sacramento, an injury lawsuit may not be your only outlet for recovery. This diocese is one of six that joined together to create California’s Independent Compensation Program. Under this program, clergy abuse survivors can file claims for monetary awards with no statute of limitations. No matter how many years have passed since your incident, you could still have the right to demand compensation from the state’s program.
The priest abuse lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo can help you file your claim in Sacramento and navigate the state’s new compensation program. We prioritize your protection and can keep your identity anonymous throughout your claim if desired. The compensation program is a great choice for many survivors, but if this type of claim does not make sense for you, you may be able to file a suit against the Diocese of Sacramento instead. Either way, our Sacramento clergy sexual abuse lawyers can guide you through the process.
Protecting yourself as a clergy abuse survivor starts with hiring the right attorney. One of our lawyers will walk you through the claims process from start to finish, answering your questions and keeping you updated about the status of your case. We will respect your privacy and always work with the utmost professionalism. Contact us today for an honest and personal discussion with a lawyer. Be assured that any conversations with our lawyers are entirely confidential.