Clergy Abuse in Virginia

Clergy Abuse – Virginia

A Virginia Beach Sunday School teaching assistant has been charged with thirteen ]counts of sex abuse. Shea Huffman was arrested when a young child informed authorities that he was sexually abused by the assistant for over a year. The church sex abuse occurred at the Calvary Assembly of God. Clergy abuse, minister sex abuse and church sex abuse are disturbing crimes, and in most cases, there is a set period of time for the priest abuse victims to file suit, but that applies to all child sex abuse victims. http://www.wtkr.com/news/wtkr-virginia-beach-sunday-school-sex-charges,0,1850449.story

Attorney Samuel Rogatinsky wants to see child sex abuse victims get the vindication that they deserve. He cares about survivors of sexual abuse, and his law firm, the Rogatinsky Firm, will do everything that it can to see sex abuse victim’s get what they deserve. Aside from minister sex abuse and clergy abuse cases, Sam will take on sexual abusers from every type of organization or institution imaginable. The staff of the Rogatinsky firm will review the circumstances of every individual case and will then guide survivors through the complex process of finding justice. In addition to clergy, priest abuse, rabbi abuse and minister sex abuse, the Rogatinsky Firm will handles sex abuse cases against dentists, doctors, nurses, schools, day care centers, mental health facilities, the Boy Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Clubs and athletic organizations. Contact Sam on the toll free number found on this site or call him at (954)444-4032 after hours. Mr. Rogatinsky knows that child sex abuse support groups like http://www.childhelp.org/ and http://www.dailystrength.org/c/Sexual-Abuse/support-group can be helpful. He’ll see you get the assistance you need. Also, Virginia is moving to extend the time that people have to sue child sex abusers.

It’s about time too. In February of 2011 the Virginia Senate proposed a bill to extend the Statute of Limitations so that child sexual abuse and church sex abuse victims could file civil suits against sex abusers. The sex abuse law limits the period to 2 years to file a sex abuse suit after the victim’s 18th birthday. The proposed new sex abuse law would allow child sex abuse victims 20 years from the victim’s 18th birthday, or  20 years from the date that the victim remembered that they were abused. . http://reform-network.net/?p=8829

Contact Mr. Rogatinsky if you have any type of sex abuse or child sex abuse case. For your convenience, the statute of limitations for Virginia are listed here:

Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases in Virginia:

  • There is a 2 year Statute of Limitations for most child sexual abuse personal injury cases after the cause of action accrues. Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-243 (2003) There is also a 2 year Statute of Limitations from removal of disability, including legal incapacity and minority age status. § 8.01-229 (2003).
  • There is a 2 year limitation period. This period will run from removal of disability, or when the causality of the injury is connected to the sex abuse and is then first communicated to the victim by a licensed psychologist or clinical psychologist. § 8.01-249 (2003).

Statute of Limitations for Criminal Cases in Virginia:

  • There is no Statute of Limitations for felonious sexual abuse itself. No SOL for any felony : See Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-8 (2003) Non-felonious offenses can be subjected to time limitations.
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