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Idaho Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Idaho Attorneys Investigating Sexual Assault Claims Against Roman Catholic Church Archdioceses & Priests

Of the millions of sexual abuse survivors in the United States, tens of thousands of them were molested by religious leaders who used their position of authority to victimize innocent adults and children. For decades, church officials have covered up documented evidence of known predator priests who sexually abused others.

As a result, their victims have dealt with the deception and carried the shame while being manipulated into silence. Most of their abuse survivors have been rejected, ignored, or re-victimized by those in charge of keeping them safe.

It is often challenging for a victim who survived sexual abuse to come forward after years of suffering quietly. If you were sexually assaulted or have a loved one victimized through abuse, the compassionate network of affiliate attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, can help.

A clergy abuse attorney from our caring team of lawyers can protect your rights and help you speak openly about what happened. Our clergy sexual injury attorneys are here to listen to your story.

Let our comprehensive knowledge of Idaho tort law build a successful case to ensure the sexual perpetrator who caused your injuries faces the consequences.

Clergy Sexual Assault – The Problem Remains

In 2018, the United States Roman Catholic Jesuits released a list naming over 150 priests and other religious leaders with credible allegations of sexual assault made against them beginning in the 1950s. Twenty-two of the priests on that list have served at an Idaho parish, and most of them are now deceased.

For others, Catholic officials have dismissed the religious leaders from ministry or forced the priests into retirement.

The Devastating Effects of Sexual Assault

Sexual assaulting anyone can cause lifelong devastation that negatively alters the victim’s well-being. Children and adults who have been sexually assaulted can suffer from significant sleeping disorders, ongoing depression, substance abuse, self-injury, and suicide, including suicidal ideation (thinking about suicide).

Young children and teenage victims might develop negative eating habits, begin living an over-sexualized lifestyle, or engage in any form of risky behavior.

Holding the Abuser Accountable

In 2011, the Northwest Jesuits settled a massive case in Portland, Oregon, that involved Idaho priests. The Roman Catholic Church in Idaho agreed to the negotiated settlement of $166 million to resolve cases involving victims of sexual abuse committed by Parish priests and other religious leaders.

The documents reveal that many of the sexual abuse survivors are Native American. One of the plaintiffs stated that the Jesuit Order relocated “problem” priests to native villages and reservations beginning in the 1950s.

Idaho Roman Catholic Church Diocese

In Idaho, the Catholic Church one of the largest religious groups of all faiths statewide. The Diocese of Boise and its Bishop manage 106 parishes and sixteen Catholic schools across Idaho (listed below). The Church provides services to hundreds of thousands of registered Catholics living in forty-four counties.

Idaho Dioceses

Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise

1501 S Federal Way
Boise, ID 83705
(208) 342-1311
Cathedral: Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist
Bishop: Peter F. Christensen

Idaho Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyers are Ready to Help

Our network of attorneys understands the problematic situation of speaking out about what occurred by a shameful clergy member. We know how powerful the church is at pushing back to say they have done nothing wrong. However, with Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, working on your behalf, you will never be alone.

We will work aggressively to ensure your shocking story will be heard before settling your case or when presenting evidence in front of a judge and jury.

Let us start working on your lawsuit today. Speak to us now so we can file all the necessary paperwork. Moving forward and beginning the process can help ensure no one else is ever sexually abused by a religious authority again.

We will obtain a financial recovery on your behalf while protecting your rights. Contact us now at (888) 424-5757. All information you share during an initial, free consultation concerning your case will remain confidential.

All Idaho Parishes:

  • All Saints Catholic Community Church, Lewiston
  • Assumption Parish, Ferdinand
  • Blessed Sacrament Church, Aberdeen
  • Blessed Sacrament Church, Montpelier
  • Chapel of the Pines Church, Island Park
  • Christ the King Parish, Idaho Falls
  • Corpus Christi Church, Fruitland
  • Good Shepherd Parish, Driggs
  • Good Shepherd Church, Soda Springs
  • Holy Apostles Church, Meridian
  • Holy Cross Parish, Keuterville
  • Holy Rosary Church, Cambridge
  • Holy Rosary Parish, Idaho Falls
  • Holy Spirit Church, Pocatello
  • Holy Trinity Church, Nezperce
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Buhl
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Fairfield
  • Mary Immaculate Church, Saint Anthony
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Mountain Home
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Shelley
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Twin Falls
  • Our Lady of Limerick Church, Glenns Ferry
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Lava Hot Springs
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Harrison
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Plummer
  • Our Lady of Tears Church, Silver City
  • Our Lady of the Lake Parish, McCall
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Boise
  • Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Sun Valley
  • Our Lady of the Valley Church, Caldwell
  • Our Lady of Woodland Parish, Pierce
  • Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church, Oreana
  • Presentation of the Lord Church, Aberdeen
  • Risen Christ Church, Boise
  • Sacred Heart Mission, White Bird
  • Sacred Heart Church, Boise
  • Sacred Heart Church, Clark Fork
  • Sacred Heart Church, DeSmet
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Emmett
  • Sacred Heart Church, Lapwai
  • St. Agnes Parish, Weiser
  • St. Alphonsus Church, Wallace
  • St. Ann’s Church, Arco
  • St. Ann’s Parish, Bonners Ferry
  • St. Ann’s Church, Mud Lake
  • St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Pocatello
  • St. Anthony’s Church, Greencreek
  • St. Anthony’s Parish, Roberts
  • St. Anthony’s Church, Wendell
  • St. Augustine Catholic Center, U of I, Moscow
  • St. Barbara’s Church, Mackay
  • St. Bernard’s Parish, Blackfoot
  • St. Blanche’s Church, Priest Lake
  • St. Bridget’s Parish, Bruneau
  • St. Catherine of Siena Church, Kamiah
  • St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Priest River
  • St. Catherine’s Church, Hagerman
  • St. Charles Borromeo Church, Hailey
  • St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Salmon
  • St. Edward the Confessor Church, Twin Falls
  • St. Elizabeth’s Parish, Gooding
  • St. George’s Parish, Post Falls
  • St. Henry’s Church, Grand View
  • St. Jerome’s Parish, Jerome
  • St. Jerome’s Church, Riggins
  • St. Joan of Arc, Coeur d’Alene
  • St. John Cathedral, Boise
  • St. John Paul II Church, Idaho Falls
  • St. John’s Church, Pingree
  • St. Joseph’s Parish, Idaho City
  • St. Joseph’s Parish, Leadore
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Melba
  • St. Joseph’s Parish, Pocatello
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Sandpoint
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Spirit Lake
  • St. Jude the Apostle, Council
  • St. Jude’s Church, Garden Valley
  • St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Fort Hall
  • St. Katharine Drexel Church, Cascade
  • St. Louise Church, Challis
  • St. Mark’s Parish, Boise
  • St. Mary Immaculate Church, Saint Maries
  • St. Mary’s Church, American Falls
  • St. Mary’s Church, Boise
  • St. Mary’s, Cottonwood
  • St. Mary’s Parish, Genesee
  • St. Mary’s Church, Moscow
  • St. Mary’s Church, Mountain Home Air Force Base
  • St. Mary’s, Potlatch
  • St. Mary’s Church, Soda Springs
  • St. Michael’s Parish, Mullan
  • St. Michael’s Parish, Worley
  • St. Nicholas Church, Rupert
  • St. Patrick’s Parish, Rexburg
  • St. Paul’s Student Center, BSU, Boise
  • St. Paul’s Church, Chubbuck
  • St. Paul’s Parish, Nampa
  • St. Peter’s Church, Preston
  • St. Peter’s Parish, Shoshone
  • St. Pius X Church, Coeur d’Alene
  • St. Rita’s Parish, Kellogg
  • St. Stanislaus Church, Rathdrum
  • St. Theresa’s Parish, Orofino
  • St. Therese Little Flower Church, Burley
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Coeur d’Alene
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Grangeville

Idaho Catholic Schools:

  • All Saints Catholic School, Lewiston
  • Bishop Kelly Catholic High School, Boise
  • Holy Family Catholic School, Coeur d’Alene
  • Holy Rosary Catholic School, Idaho Falls
  • Holy Spirit Catholic School, Pocatello
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School, Boise
  • St. Edward’s Catholic School, Twin Falls
  • St. Ignatius Catholic School
  • St. John Bosco Catholic School, Cottonwood
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Boise
  • St. Mark’s Catholic School, Boise
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Parish School, Moscow
  • St. Mary’s Catholic School, Boise
  • St. Nicholas Catholic School, Rupert
  • St. Paul’s Catholic School, Nampa
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Grangeville
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