Have you or a loved one suffered sexual abuse by a Southern Baptist Convention leader, pastor or volunteer?
The U. S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into sexual abuse claims including mishandling of sexual abuse allegations and mistreatment of victims within the Southern Baptist Convention.
Reports of the depth of the sexual abuse crisis within the Southern Baptist Convention were first made public in 2019 by journalists from the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News. These reporters conducted an in-depth investigation of sexual abuse claims that spanned two decades and discovered around 380 Southern Baptist Convention leaders and volunteers faced allegations of sexual misconduct involving over 700 victims, many of whom were children. Of course, these numbers only paint a portion of the picture as many sexual abuse victims do not come forward to report. There are over 47,000 Southern Baptist churches spread across 41 state conventions.
Clergy sexual abuse has a profound impact on victims as they deal with feelings of guilt and shame often associated with the trauma caused by sexual abuse. Our attorneys have helped sexual abuse survivors and their families for decades seek justice and get compensation to help pay for resources needed to heal from their trauma.
We represent survivors on a contingency basis which means we do not get paid until your case is resolved. Contact us now for a free, confidential consultation.