Victims of sexual crimes deserve justice. The people who commit these crimes – especially when they are in positions of authority like church elders, teachers and coaches – should be held accountable for their crimes.
However, it is never easy for victims of sexual abuse to come forward and bring legal claims. This problem is increased by the wall of silence created in many organizations, especially religious organizations that often have strict rules and practices that insulate victims from the outside help they need.
A recent article from philly.com discusses how rules and insular approach in the Jehovah’s Witness religion increase the problem of sexual abuse and makes obtaining justice increasingly difficult for victims.
Some of the key attributes of organizations creating a wall of silence include:
Do not be afraid. If you have been a victim of sexual abuse within a religious organization or other situation, you need help. Our attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C have decades of experience representing victims of sexual crimes. We will protect you and walk you through the legal process.
You deserve justice.