Delaware launched an investigation into potential sexual abuse committed by priests in the Catholic church community. The current Attorney General Matt Denn issued a subpoena to the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware on September 11, a month following the publication of the Pennsylvania Catholic church grand jury report. The investigation will cover sexual abuse and other types of abuse committed by Catholic priests and other clergy members since 1955. A previous investigation took place regarding clergy sex abuse records from 2002 to 2004.
Cases involving clergy members sexually abusing children may be trending in the news, but it is an age-old problem for which religious entities such as the Catholic church have seemingly swept under the carpet. Children who endure sexual abuse may face a lifetime of struggles including academic challenges, substance abuse, depression, suicidal tendencies, difficulty engaging in healthy relationships, and various psychological disorders. Sexual abuse survivors are entitled to justice, and their abusers must be held accountable for their unlawful actions.
If you or someone you love endured sexual abuse by a clergy member, the Delaware clergy abuse lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. will treat you and your concerns with respect and compassion. Please call 302-656-5445 or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation. We represent sexual abuse and assault victims throughout Delaware including Dover and Georgetown.