Lawyers Helping Survivors of Child Sex Abuse, a national team of attorneys dedicated to representing victims of sexual abuse that James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A., is proud to serve with, just released a new report entitled Hidden Disgrace II.
51 alleged pedophiles who are associated with the diocese within the Diocese of Rockville Centre were identified in this particular report. Each entry brings with it the name of each of the alleged pedophiles, the date they were ordained, their current status, a list of allegations, and an index of their previous (and current, if applicable) assignments.
Abuse within this particular report is considered as any contact of a sexual nature with a minor. It includes Diocesan and non-Diocesan priests and church employees accused of abuse who worked in at least one church or school in the Rockville Center Diocese.
Patrick Noaker, a fellow member of Lawyers Helping Survivors of Child Sex Abuse, is quoted as saying, “We believe only 10 percent of those who have been sexually abused by priests on Long Island have come forward.”
Despite the morbidity of the statement, it’s for this reason that James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A., joins with LHSCSA – many are out there that have yet to speak up. Speaking up takes courage and strength, and we are here to help. By assisting in the release of this report, we aim to help raise awareness of the prevalence of these crimes and help the unfortunate victims of them reclaim their voices and seek justice.
News 12 Long Island’s story available here.
Rockville Centre Patch article available here.
We encourage survivors to get in touch with us to find out more about what we may possibly be able to do to help. While we can’t undo the fact that it happened, we guarantee we will stick by your side until justice is sought.