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Sexual Assault in Other Religions
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Although sex abuse scandals are most commonly associated with the Catholic Church, other religious denominations have problems too. These problems are not as well-known because there is usually less centralized control over individual churches, meaning that cover-ups are usually more localized — which in turn means less media coverage. There have, however, been cases involving ministers, deacons, church elders, youth pastors, church marriage counselors, and other non-clergy church members.
There have been others involving teachers and sports coaches working in church-affiliated private schools. There have been scandals involving virtually every faith you can think of — Baptists, Methodists, Protestants, Evangelicals, Lutherans, Mormons, and Presbyterians included. There is no indication that the larger problem of sexual abuse in religion is any less prevalent than it is within the Catholic Church.
Just because you were an adult doesn't make it right. Many lawsuits have been brought against churches where clergy members or other officials abused their positions of trust by instigating sexual relationships with adult members of their congregations.
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At the Joseph George Jr. Law Corporation, we offer decades of experience representing survivors of religious sexual abuse in California and in other jurisdictions. As a result, we are intimately familiar with the patterns of abuse that occur in the church setting and with the various ways churches enable and cover-up the crimes of their employees. Our dedication to this work is no accident.
Before founding his firm in 1986, Dr. Joseph C. George spent 12 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force as a clinical psychologist and, even now, is still a licensed psychologist in the state of California. This training, background, and unique understanding of the emotional and psychological injuries caused by sexual abuse provides the critical edge we need to maximize compensation for our clients today. You can trust our clergy sexual abuse lawyers in California to provide you with the strong representation you deserve.
Honest CommunicationWe value each of our clients; everyone deserves respect and clear communication. We never leave our clients in the dark.
Well-Rounded TeamAttorney Joseph George Jr. is a former deputy district attorney; Attorney Maricar Pascual was the national champion in appellate advocacy.
Decades of ExperienceCollectively, our legal team has more than 30 years of experience in fighting for the rights of Californians.
Ph.D. in PsychologyJoseph C. George earned a Ph.D. in psychology and was an active duty clinical psychologist in the United States Air Force for 12 years.