Catholic Dioceses in Missouri Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Investigation

Sauder Schelkopf is investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of victims who were sexually assaulted 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 assault practice.  We currently represent victims of clergy sexual abuse in the Pennsylvania dioceses.  We have a class action lawsuit pending on behalf of former males who were sexually abused by Dr. Richard Strauss while they were students and student-athletes at Ohio State University (“OSU”).  Read about our OSU case here.   We also represent females who were patients of Dr. George Tyndalla gynecologist at the University of Southern California accused of sexually assaulting students since the 1990s.   Read about our USC case here.

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If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted by a church official in a Missouri archdiocese, contact the sexual assault lawyers at Sauder Schelkopf by filling out the form on this page. 

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