Catholic Dioceses in Missouri Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Sauder Schelkopf is investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of victims of sexual misconduct by living or deceased clergy within the state of Missouri. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is launching an investigation into clergy abuse.  Hawley has asked the bishops of the state’s dioceses to agree to cooperate with the probe. Missouri’s investigation into clergy abuse follows Pennsylvania scathing grand jury report that identified more than 300 abusive priests and more than 1,000 child victims over seven decades. “The widespread disgust among Catholics and others over the revelations included in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report is entirely justified,” said Bishop James V. Johnston Jr., of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, in a statement responding to the explosive grand jury report. “So is the anger at and distrust of Catholic bishops,” Johnston said the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese has experienced similar “shocking revelations” in the course of sexual abuse lawsuits, from those dating back decades through the more recent cases.

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Sauder Schelkopf has a nationally recognized sexual misconduct litigation practice.  Our former prosecutors have extensive experience representing victims of all ages.  Sauder Schelkopf, and co-counsel, recently reached a $215 million settlement on behalf of female patients of Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist at the University of Southern California accused of sexual misconduct since the 1990s.  We currently represent survivors of clergy sexual abuse in dioceses throughout the country.  We have a class action lawsuit pending on behalf of males who were victims of sexual misconduct by Dr. Richard Strauss, the Ohio State team doctor, while they were students and student-athletes at Ohio State University.

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