Hach & Rose, LLP Seeks Justice for Sexual Abuse Victim at Hyde Park Baptist Church

Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 at 3:06 pm    

Child victims of sexual abuse will spend the rest of their lives coping with the abuse they survived. Even admitting what happened to them, let alone having the strength to report it, is extremely difficult. Hach & Rose, LLP is honored to fight on behalf of victims to help them get the justice they deserve.

Sexual abuse is not a market corned by the Catholic Church.  Our client, our client, was only 15 when her nightmare began in 2000. A parishioner at Hyde Park Baptist Church, our client expected her time at church to be educational and spiritually fulfilling. Instead, Shielagh was cornered and repeatedly molested by former senior pastor. During one of these horrific attacks, another church employee even walked in on the abuse. Unfortunately, the witness just turned away rather than intervene on her behalf.

Now an adult, our client has found the courage to file charges under the Child Victims Act. The act allows victims who suffered abuse as children to seek justice against their abusers, that was denied to them all those years before because of stigma, lack of action by the police, or utter denial that the acts occurred. Hach & Rose, LLP is seeking both punitive and compensatory damages on behalf of our client. The filing of this lawsuit was simply a step in our client’s journey toward healing.

If you, or a loved one, suffered sexual abuse at the Hyde Park Baptist Church, contact our firm now.  It is time to start your healing process. Under the Child Victims Act, you no longer have to suffer in silence. But don’t delay – charges must be filed before August 14, 2021. Let the New York sexual abuse attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP shoulder the weight of your incident while you focus on healing. Contact our team today at 646-685-8045 for your free and confidential case review.

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