St. Louis Clergy Sexual Assault Lawyers

St. Louis Clergy Sexual Assault Attorneys Represent Missouri and Illinois Victims.


St. Louis Clergy Sexual Assault Lawyer

St. Louis Clergy Sexual Assault Lawyers. For decades, the Catholic Church has been in the middle of hundreds of clergy sexual assault claims. According to this source, six Pennsylvania Catholic Churches were found to have covered up the sexual assault activity of more than 300 priests. It was found that more than 1,000 children were victims of sexual assault at the hands of these Catholic priests. Unfortunately, these were just the children that came forward with these claims. There are surely many more victims that haven’t disclosed what happened to them, and many more that have occurred in Catholic churches in other states.

Chris Dixon

Founder and Managing Attorney

I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for the injury victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.

Sexual assault isn’t contained to just clergy sexual assault cases. There are many movements that have helped to shed light on sexual assault, and have aided in helping sexual assault victims come forward with their claims. If you or someone you care about has been a victim of clergy sexual assault, or sexual assault at the hand of someone, our Clergy Sexual Assault Lawyers can make sure that your rights are protected during this incredibly difficult time.

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Clergy Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault History

The first case of clergy sexual assault was made public in 1985. The priest admitted to abusing 37 boys, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Since then, thousands of clergy sexual assault claims have come forward around the world. Every couple of years, the topic of clergy sexual assault resurfaces, and a new case is investigated. Late last month, a Missouri Catholic Priest in Kansas City was named in clergy sexual assault claims from two victims. While the priest has not been convicted of anything yet, top prosecutors in Missouri are working on the investigation. Recent events have shed light on sexual assault. Global movements such as the “Me Too” movement, the “No More” movement, and legal defense funds for legal support for victims of sexual assault such as “Time’s Up Now” have promoted sexual assault awareness, and helped victims gain the strength to come forward.

If you have been a victim of clergy sexual assault, or sexual assault in general, consult with our Clergy Sexual Assault Attorneys for legal representation for your case. Sexual assault abusers should be held accountable for their actions, and the Dixon Injury Firm can ensure that you’ll receive compensation and justice.

Types of Abuse By Clergy

There are many different acts that can be classified as sexual abuse. Clergy sexual assault is classified as a Priest or other member of the Catholic clergy using their position of power to exploit, harm or sexually abuse a member of their own organization. Some of the more common types of clergy sexual assault that are brought forward are:

  • Child molestation
  • Inappropriate touching or hugging without consent
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexual pressure and threats
  • Creating an unwanted and forceful sexual environment
  • Sexual activity without consent

Civil Damages from Clergy Sexual Assault

When a clergy sexual assault claim is made and proved to be legitimate, jail time is not the only punishment that is faced. A monetary settlement is made in clergy sexual assault cases to cover damages that the victim has faced. This can include unexpected expenses such as medical bills that they racked up, loss of wages due to the incident, or other expenses that stemmed from the pain and suffering of the assault. If you or someone you care about are a victim of clergy sexual assault, or sexual assault in general, the lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm offer a contingency plan, and you will only have to pay for legal guidance if our attorneys successfully win damages for your case. Our firm ensures that you’re protected during this difficult time, and that the injuries you’ve sustained due to clergy sexual assault are made a little easier by receiving compensation for your suffering, and knowing that your suffering will be ended if the clergy sexual abuser is deemed guilty in the case.

How Our Clergy Sexual Assault Lawyers Can Help You

Our Clergy Sexual Assault Attorneys are committed to fighting for your case. Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm have successfully recovered more than $35,000,000.00 in damages for clients in Missouri and Illinois, and are just as dedicated to fighting for your clergy sexual assault case. If you or someone you care about are a victim of clergy sexual assault, or sexual assault in general, and you need a Clergy Sexual Assault Lawyer, call Dixon Injury Firm at (314) 409-7060 or 855-40-CRASH, or contact us today to schedule a consultation for clergy sexual assault legal guidance today.

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  • $40,000 Settlement
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  • $30,000.00 Settlement
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