Child Abuse Victims Coming Forward Need Legal Guidance
PA Grand Jury Found that Many Victims Remain Silent – Unsure How Bringing a Legal Compliant Would Affect Their Lives and Their Privacy – No Cost Legal Consultation is Now Available – Abuse Hot Line 866-281-1970
PITTSBURGH – Aug. 15, 2018 – PRLog — Statement released today by Alan Perer, a noted Pittsburgh attorney who has represented over 50 victims of clerical sexual abuse of children, regarding yesterday’s release of the Grand Jury report on child sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania:
“What the Grand Jury report makes clear is that we still have many victims out there who have not come forward. That is understandable. Especially because there is a good deal of misinformation about reporting these kinds of abuses. In the past, these complaints were discouraged and minimized.
If you were a child abuse victim, we can help you make your decision. We can clear up what it means to make the abuse known publicly or privately, what your rights are and what your options are.
If you are not sure you want to report the abuse, there may still be ways to come forward, protect others from ‘predator priests’ and be compensated for the pain and suffering that are the lasting effects of the sexual abuse of children.”
For CONFIDENTIAL no-cost legal consultations for Child Abuse Victims in the Pittsburgh area, please call Alan Perer at 1-866-281-1970.
On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania released the Report of the Grand Jury investigating Child Sexual Abuse by Priests in six Pennsylvania Catholic Dioceses, including the Pittsburgh Diocese.
Alan Perer is managing partner at the SPK – the law firm of Swensen & Perer in Pittsburgh, PA. He has represented a large number of victims of child sexual abuse by priests. He has nearly 40 years experience in civil litigation and representing those who have been seriously injured. Wrongs righted. (R)
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