Sexual Abuse by Mentors

When youth mentors such as scout leaders, youth club leaders or tutors abuse their position of authority to manipulate and sexually abuse children, the emotional damage can be catastrophic. While nothing can erase the painful memories, holding abusers accountable can help with the healing process and ensure that other children are not taken advantage of by the abuser in the future.

If you or a loved one has experienced sexual abuse by a mentor, the Pittsburgh law firm of Samuel J. Cordes & Associates will stand up for your rights and help you take action. To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, call 412-567-5444.

Standing Up for Sexually Abused Children

Youth groups such as the Boy Scouts are largely run by volunteers. Unfortunately, these volunteers may not have the best interests of children in mind and instead use their position as a trusted leader or counselor to groom and sexually abuse children. If the organization was aware of the abuse and did not take appropriate steps to stop the behavior, it may also be held liable.

Having litigated child sexual abuse cases since the early 1990s, our lawyers know how to build a strong case against the abuser and other responsible parties. We will thoroughly investigate the entity's records to identify any allegations, red flags or policy errors that allowed the abuse to occur.

The statute of limitations in a sexual abuse case in Pennsylvania is two years from the date of the injury or, if the abuse occurred when the child was a minor, before he or she turns 30. Unfortunately, it can take years for a child to get up the courage to acknowledge the abuse and come forward. Even if the statute of limitations has run out, we may be able to help you overcome it.

Contact Samuel J. Cordes & Associates

Though you can never erase the pain of sexual abuse, we can help you ensure that your abuser never hurts another child again. To discuss your case with one of our experienced lawyers, call 412-567-5444 or contact us online.