Have You Or Your Child Suffered Sexual Abuse At A Seventh-Day Adventist School? Compensation And Justice May Be Available For Survivors And Families.
Entities responsible for the well-being and education of children are obligated to safeguard the young individuals in their care, encompassing the imperative to shield them from sexual abuse.
If your child has experienced abuse within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, you and your family might have the opportunity to pursue a civil lawsuit against the Church.
In the realm of educational institutions, each Seventh-day Adventist school, academy, and boarding school is mandated to take every possible measure to shield children from abuse.
This same legal standard applies to Church congregations, where the significant responsibility lies with Pastors, Deacons, and employees to foster children's spiritual growth and ensure their physical and emotional well-being.
According to its website, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has more than 18 million members worldwide.
In the past two decades, at least 525 people have lodged claims alleging child sexual abuse in the church, according to a report last year from its risk management organization.
Two individuals who claim to have been subjected to molestation in the 1970s by a youth group leader in Oregon have filed a lawsuit against the Seventh-day Adventist church, seeking $13.5 million in damages.
The legal action, initiated on Tuesday, alleges that the church knowingly appointed a convicted pedophile, Leslie Bovee, to oversee a Seventh-day Adventist youth group in Veneta, Oregon, in 1972.
Despite being aware of Bovee's prior conviction for molesting three boys, the lawsuit contends that church officials failed to remove him from the position in response to allegations of abuse.
We believe all victims who have experienced sexual abuse at a Seventh Day Adventist School by a staff member or employee should receive justice and potential compensation, beginning with a free, private case review with our experienced legal team.
Seventh Day Adventists Schools Located in Southern California Include:
Desert Adventist School (K-8)
El Cajon SDA School (K-8)
Escondido Adventist Academy (K-12)
La Sierra Academy (K-12)
Laguna Niguel Junior Academy (K-8)
Loma Linda Academy (K-12)
Mentone SDA School (K-8)
Mesa Grande Academy (K-12)
Murrieta Springs Adventist Christian School (K-8)
Needles SDA School (K-8)
Oceanside Adventist Elementary School (K-8)
Orangewood Academy (K-12)
Redlands Adventist Academy (K-12)
San Antonio Christian School (K-8)
Valley Adventist Christian School (K-8)
Victor Valley SDA School (K-8)
Adventist Education Simi Valley (K-8)
Adventist Union School (K-8)
Antelope Valley Adventist School (K-8)
Conejo Adventist Elementary (K-8)
East Valley Adventist School (K-8)
Glendale Adventist Academy (K-12)
Linda Vista Adventist Elementary (K-8)
Los Angeles Adventist Academy (K-8)
Newbury Park Adventist Academy (9-12)
Ridgecrest Adventist Elementary (K-8)
San Fernando Valley Academy (K-12)
San Gabriel Academy (K-12)
South Bay Christian School (K-8)
West Covina Hills SDA School (K-8)
Victims Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse At A Seventh Day Adventist School By A Staff Member Or Employee Can Seek Justice & Compensation
To Qualify :
- Experienced sexual abuse at a Seventh Day Adventist School by Staff Member or Employee
- Abuse occurred while under the age of 18
- Do not already have a lawyer
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Eligible Victims Of Sexual Abuse At A Seventh Day Adventist School May Qualify For A Case Evaluation
If you suffered sexual abuse at a Seventh-Day Adventist School, you may have grounds to pursue legal action and a financial recovery of your damages.
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Help for Victims & Families Who Have Suffered Sexual Abuse At Seventh Day Adventist Schools in California
There is a documented history of sexual abuse at At Seventh Day Adventist Schools in California
In one case, a teacher, Valerie Gonzales, was sentenced in 2013 for engaging in lewd acts with a male high school student on campus after class.
The lawsuit and history of the Southern California Conference reveals that:
Two teachers from Glendale Academy have been convicted of child sexual abuse over the past nine years, some of which occurred on campus;
In 2005-2006, an adult male teacher sexually harassed multiple minor female students and
In 1997-1998, another male teacher engaged in a sexual relationship with a minor student.
Details in other cases of abuse by Adventist Academy teachers:
Brett Mohr, former Glendale Adventist Academy teacher
Mohr was convicted in December 2021 on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and continuous sexual abuse of a child.
Glendale failed to prevent childhood sexual assault despite numerous warning signs and reports about Mohr's behavior.
Compensation Begins With A Free Online Case Review
Victims who were sexually abused while incarcerated at the Glendale Academy and the Southern California Conference have grounds to pursue legal action and financial recovery of their damages.
Child Sexual Abuse Damage FAQ: Questions About Child Sexual Abuse
What is the statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases?
California and many others states acknowledge the prolonged process of grappling with the impact of childhood sexual abuse. Frequently, only adult individuals begin to comprehend the challenges linked to such abuse. An overhaul of California’s civil statute of limitations on childhood sex abuse claims allows victims seek justice. But the current statute of limitations requires the abuse to have occurred at a certain age, and an analysis of the current age of the victim. There are many factors involved that an experienced law firm can evaluate.
If I want to bring a case against the person who abused me or the institution that permitted it, must I go to court?
If a lawsuit is going to be filed by you against someone who has sexually abused you or against an institution that is somehow responsible for the sexual abuse you suffered, you should be prepared to go to trial. However, most of these cases do not go to court. In most cases, there is a financial settlement before the matters occur in a courtroom.
We have noticed that our child has been acting very strange lately and suspect that maybe he/she was sexually abused. What should we do?
If you have a concern about whether they've been sexually abused in some way, consult with a professional. Your child must be interviewed by someone skilled and knowledgeable who can work with them and your family.
Survivors can seek justice for sexual abuse even if it occurred years ago.
Experienced attorneys can help to fight to hold those responsible for their actions accountable. Reach out for a free case evaluation today.
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