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Kentucky Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Kentucky Attorneys Investigating Sexual Assault Claims Against the Roman Catholic Church Archdioceses

According to reports, many cases involving priests sexually assaulting underage minors and young adults have been gone unreported for more than five decades. Church officials have continually covered up these horrific atrocities to protect Priests, Pastors, Bishops, and other clergy members while abandoning the victims who were taught to trust their religious leaders.

The survivors are often repeatedly victimized by the Parish priest that leaves them with physical, emotional, and spiritual damage that could last a lifetime. In recent years, the Vatican laicized (defrocked) almost 850 religious leaders in cases involving sexual molestation and rape of underage minors.

Many victims who survived unspeakable sexual abuse come forward decades only after suffering in silence for years with devastating trauma. The compassionate network of affiliate attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, can help you or a loved one with legal assistance involving surviving sexual assault.

A clergy abuse attorneyfrom our caring team of legal experts will fight to protect your rights and provide a safe place to speak openly about what occurred.

Our Catholic Church sexual assault attorneys will listen to your story and take legal action. We have a comprehensive understanding of Kentucky tort law and will use the legal system to ensure the predator faces the consequences they deserve for their unacceptable behavior.

Sexual Assault Involving Clergy is Still a Problem

In 2019, the Louisville Archdiocese released their Sexual Abuse list that included forty-eight priests with credible allegations of being involved in sexual molestation of children that dates back decades. Many of the cases involved abuse that occurred during the 1960s and 1970s. Officials revealed that hundreds of underage minors had been sexually molested beginning in the 1930s.

The information revealed that church officials seemed more concerned about protecting the priest at the expense of the victims. The report indicated that the church never reported most of these cases to the proper legal authorities.

The document also suggests that there were references to “the priest’s otherwise successful ministry and the positive impact he has had on the parish or program.” Alternatively, “comments about the victim usually focused on how they might bring scandal to the Church.”

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.

Obtaining Victim Justice

In 2005, the Covington Diocese resolved assault cases involving victims of sexual abuse committed by priests and other church employees. Church officials agreed to establish a $120 million fund for compensation to end a class-action lawsuit involving over 100 victims.

The suit had accused the Covington Diocese of covering up concerns of sexual abuse involving religious leaders for over five decades. Many of the victims received financial compensation ranging from $5000 – $450,000 each.

Kentucky Roman Catholic Church Diocese

In Kentucky, the Catholic Church is the single largest religious group of all faiths statewide. The Archdiocese of Louisville, three dioceses, and their Bishops manage more than 245 churches and 115 Catholic schools across Kentucky (listed below). The Church provides services to hundreds of thousands of registered Catholics living in 120 counties.

Kentucky Dioceses

Diocese of Lexington
1310 W Main St
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 253-1993

Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington
Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro
600 Locust St
Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 683-1545
Bishop: William Medley

Archdiocese of Louisville
3940 Poplar Level Rd
Louisville, KY 40213
(502) 585-3291

Kentucky 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 Kentucky Parishes:

  • All Saints Parish, Walton
  • All Saints Parish, Taylorsville
  • Annunciation Parish, Paris
  • Annunciation Church, Shelbyville
  • Ashland Parish, Holy Family
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Morning View
  • Basilica of Saint Joseph Proto – Cathedral, Bardstown
  • Blessed Mother Parish, Owensboro
  • Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Owensboro
  • Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ft. Mitchell
  • Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington
  • Cathedral of Christ the King Parish, Lexington
  • Cathedral of the Assumption Parish, Louisville
  • Christ the Healer Parish, Edmonton
  • Christ the King Parish, Madisonville
  • Christ the King Parish, Scottsville
  • Christ the King Church, Louisville
  • Christ the King Church, Tompkinsville
  • Church of the Ascension, Louisville
  • Church of the Transfiguration Parish, Perry Park
  • Cristo Rey Parish, Florence
  • Divine Mercy Parish, Bellevue
  • Emmanuel Church, Albany
  • Epiphany Parish, Louisville
  • Good Shepherd Parish Parish, Campton
  • Good Shepherd Parish Parish, Frankfort
  • Good Shepherd Parish Parish, Whitley City
  • Good Shepherd Church, Columbia
  • Good Shepherd Parish, Louisville
  • Guardian Angels Church, Louisville
  • Holy Cross Parish Parish, Jackson
  • Holy Cross Parish, Providence
  • Holy Cross Church, Burkesville
  • Holy Cross Parish, Loretto
  • Holy Family Parish, Ashland
  • Holy Family Parish, Booneville
  • Holy Family Parish, Louisville
  • Holy Guardian Angels Parish, Irvington
  • Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Henderson
  • Holy Name of Mary Church, Calvary
  • Holy Name, Louisville
  • Holy Redeemer Parish, Beaver Dam
  • Holy Redeemer Parish, Greensburg
  • Holy Rosary Parish, Manton
  • Holy Rosary Church, Springfield
  • Holy Spirit Parish / Univ of KY Newman Center Parish, Lexington
  • Holy Spirit Parish, Bowling Green
  • Holy Spirit Parish, Jamestown
  • Holy Spirit Church, Louisville
  • Holy Trinity Parish, Harlan
  • Holy Trinity Parish, Morgantown
  • Holy Trinity Parish, Fredericktown
  • Holy Trinity Parish, Louisville
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Earlington
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Hawesville
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Culvertown
  • Immaculate Conception Church, LaGrange
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Louisville
  • Incarnation Parish, Louisville
  • Jesus Our Savior Parish Parish, Morehead
  • Mary Queen of Peace Church, Louisville
  • Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, Lexington
  • Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Louisville
  • Mother of Good Counsel Parish, Hazard
  • Our Lady of Fatima Church, Phillipsburg
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Carlisle
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Owensboro
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Louisville
  • Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Hodgenville
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Louisville
  • Our Lady of Mount Vernon Parish, Mount Vernon
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Williamsburg
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Campbellsville
  • Our Lady of the Caves Church, Horse Cave
  • Our Lady of the Hills Parish, Finley
  • Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, Stanton
  • Our Mother of Sorrows Parish, Louisville
  • Parish of the Immaculate Church, Owensboro
  • Pax Christi Catholic Church Parish, Lexington
  • Precious Blood Parish, Owensboro
  • Prince of Peace Parish, West Liberty
  • Queen of All Saints Parish, Beattyville
  • Resurrection Parish, Dawson Springs
  • Resurrection Parish, Lynch
  • Rosary Chapel Church, Paducah
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Corbin
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Hickman
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Russellville
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Waverly
  • Sacred Heart Church, Liberty
  • Saint Agnes Parish, Uniontown
  • Saint Agnes Church, Louisville
  • Saint Albert the Great Church, Louisville
  • Saint Aloysius Parish, Pewee Valley
  • Saint Aloysius Parish, Shepherdsville
  • Saint Alphonsus Parish, Saint Joseph
  • Saint Ambrose Parish, Henshaw
  • Saint Ambrose Parish, Cecilia
  • Saint Ann Parish, Morganfield
  • Saint Ann Church, Howardstown
  • Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Grand Rivers
  • Saint Anthony Parish, Axtel
  • Saint Anthony Parish, Browns Valley
  • Saint Anthony Parish, Peonia
  • Saint Athanasius Church, Louisville
  • Saint Augustine Parish, Grayson Springs
  • Saint Augustine Parish, Reed
  • Saint Augustine Church, Lebanon
  • Saint Augustine Parish, Louisville
  • Saint Bartholomew Church, Louisville
  • Saint Benedict Parish, Wax
  • Saint Benedict Parish, Lebanon Junction
  • Saint Bernadette Parish, Prospect
  • Saint Bernard Church, Clementsville
  • Saint Bernard Parish, Louisville
  • Saint Boniface Church, Louisville
  • Saint Brigid Church, Louisville
  • Saint Brigid Parish, Vine Grove
  • Saint Catherine Church, New Haven
  • Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, Livermore
  • Saint Charles Parish, Bardwell
  • Saint Charles Parish, Saint Mary
  • Saint Christopher Church, Radcliff
  • Saint Columba Parish, Lewisport
  • Saint Denis Parish, Fancy Farm
  • Saint Dominic Church, Springfield
  • Saint Edward Parish, Fulton
  • Saint Edward Parish, Louisville
  • Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Louisville
  • Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Clarkson
  • Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Louisville
  • Saint Elizabeth Parish, Curdsville
  • Saint Frances of Rome Church, Louisville
  • Saint Francis Borgia Parish, Sturgis
  • Saint Francis de Sales Parish, Paducah
  • Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Louisville
  • Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Saint Francis
  • Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Todd County
  • Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Mount Washington
  • Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Raywick
  • Saint Gabriel Church, Louisville
  • Saint Gregory Church, Samuels
  • Saint Helen Parish, Glasgow
  • Saint Henry Parish, Aurora
  • Saint Ignatius Martyr Church, Louisville
  • Saint Ignatius Parish, White Mills
  • Saint James Church, Elizabethtown
  • Saint James Parish, Louisville
  • Saint Jerome Parish, Fancy Farm
  • Saint John Chrysostom Church, Eminence
  • Saint John Paul II Parish, Louisville
  • Saint John the Apostle Parish, Brandenburg
  • Saint John the Baptist Parish, Fordsville
  • Saint John the Baptist Church, Elizabethtown
  • Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Paducah
  • Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Sunfish
  • Saint John Vianney Church, Louisville
  • Saint Joseph Parish, Bowling Green
  • Saint Joseph Parish, Central City
  • Saint Joseph Parish, Leitchfield
  • Saint Joseph Parish, Mayfield
  • Saint Joseph Church, Louisville
  • Saint Jude Parish, Clinton
  • Saint Lawrence Parish, St. Lawrence
  • Saint Lawrence Church, Louisville
  • Saint Leo Parish, Murray
  • Saint Leonard Church, Louisville
  • Saint Louis Bertrand Church, Louisville
  • Saint Luke Church, Louisville
  • Saint Margaret Mary Church, Louisville
  • Saint Mark Parish, Eddyville
  • Saint Martha Church, Louisville
  • Saint Martin de Porres Parish, Louisville
  • Saint Martin of Tours Church, Flaherty
  • Saint Martin of Tours Parish, Louisville
  • Saint Martin Parish, Rome
  • Saint Mary Magdalen of Pazzi Church, Payneville
  • Saint Mary Magdalene Parish, Sorgho
  • Saint Mary of the Woods Parish, McQuady
  • Saint Mary of the Woods Parish, Whitesville
  • Saint Mary Parish, Franklin
  • Saint Mary Parish, LaCenter
  • Saint Michael Parish, Sebree
  • Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Oak Grove
  • Saint Michael Church, Fairfield
  • Saint Michael Parish, Louisville
  • Saint Monica Church, Bardstown
  • Saint Patrick Church, Louisville
  • Saint Paul Parish, Princeton
  • Saint Paul Parish, St. Paul
  • Saint Paul Church, Louisville
  • Saint Peter of Alcantara Parish, Stanley
  • Saint Peter of Antioch Parish, Waverly
  • Saint Peter the Apostle Church, Louisville
  • Saint Pius X Parish, Calvert City
  • Saint Pius X Parish, Owensboro
  • Saint Raphael Church, Louisville
  • Saint Rita Parish, Louisville
  • Saint Romuald Parish, Hardinsburg
  • Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Cloverport
  • Saint Rose Parish, Springfield
  • Saint Sebastian Parish, Calhoun
  • Saint Stephen Cathedral, Owensboro
  • Saint Stephen Martyr, Louisville
  • Saint Stephen Parish, Cadiz
  • Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Louisville
  • Saint Theresa Parish, Rhodelia
  • Saint Therese Parish, Louisville
  • Saint Thomas More Parish, Paducah
  • Saint Thomas More Church, Louisville
  • Saint Thomas Church, Bardstown
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, New Hope
  • Saint William of Vercelli Parish, Marion
  • Saint William Parish, Knottsville
  • Saint William Church, Louisville
  • Saints Joseph and Paul Parish, Owensboro
  • Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Hopkinsville
  • Saints Simon and Jude, Louisville
  • Ss. Francis and John Parish, Georgetown
  • Ss. John and Elizabeth Parish, Grayson
  • Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Danville
  • St. Agnes Parish, Ft. Wright
  • St. Andrew Parish, Harrodsburg
  • St. Ann Mission Parish, Covington
  • St. Ann Parish, Manchester
  • St. Anthony Parish, Pineville
  • St. Anthony Parish, Taylor Mill
  • St. Augustine Parish, Augusta
  • St. Augustine Parish, Covington
  • St. Barbara Parish, Erlanger
  • St. Benedict Parish, Covington
  • St. Bernard Parish, Dayton
  • St. Boniface Parish, Jellico
  • St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Ft. Thomas
  • St. Cecilia Parish, Independence
  • St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Flemingsburg
  • St. Clare Parish, Berea
  • St. Edward Mission, Owenton
  • St. Edward Parish, Cynthiana
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Parish, Lexington
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Ravenna
  • St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Pikeville
  • St. Francis Xavier Parish, Falmouth
  • St. Henry Parish, Elsmere
  • Sts. Boniface and James Parish, Ludlow

Kentucky Catholic Schools:

  • Ascension School, Louisville
  • Assumption High School, Louisville
  • Bethlehem High School, Bardstown
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Ft. Mitchell
  • Christ the King School, Lexington
  • Christ the King School, Madisonville
  • Corpus Christi Classical Academy, Simpsonville
  • Corpus Christi Classical Academy, Simpsonville
  • Desales High School, Louisville
  • Good Shepherd Catholic School, Frankfort
  • Holy Angels Academy, Louisville
  • Holy Angels Academy, Louisville
  • Holy Cross Elementary Catholic School, Covington
  • Holy Cross High School, Louisville
  • Holy Family Catholic School, Ashland
  • Holy Family Catholic School, Covington
  • Holy Name School, Henderson
  • Holy Spirit School, Louisville
  • Holy Trinity – Elementary Building (K-5), Bellevue
  • Holy Trinity Clifton School, Louisville
  • Holy Trinity School, Louisville
  • Immaculata Classical Academy, Louisville
  • Immaculata Classical Academy, Louisville
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, Burlington
  • John Paul Ii Academy, Louisville
  • John Paul II School, Morganfield
  • Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington
  • Mary Carrico Memorial School, Philpot
  • Mary Queen of Peace Preschool, Louisville
  • Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School, Lexington
  • Mary, Queen of Heaven Catholic School, Erlanger
  • Mercy Academy School, Louisville
  • Nativity Academy at St. Boniface School, Louisville
  • Notre Dame Academy, Louisville
  • Our Lady of Lourdes School, Louisville
  • Our Lady of the Mountains School, Paintsville
  • Owensboro Catholic Elementary 4-6 Campus, Owensboro
  • Owensboro Catholic Elementary K-3 Campus, Owensboro
  • Owensboro Catholic High School, Owensboro
  • Owensboro Catholic Middle School, Owensboro
  • Pitt Academy School, Louisville
  • Presentation Academy, Louisville
  • Prince of Peace Montessori, Covington
  • Sacred Heart Academy, Louisville
  • Sacred Heart Model School, Louisville
  • Sacred Heart Preschool, Louisville
  • Saint Agnes School, Louisville
  • Saint Albert the Great School, Louisville
  • Saint Aloysius School, Pewee Valley
  • Saint Andrew Academy, Louisville
  • Saint Ann School, Howardstown
  • Saint Athanasius School, Louisville
  • Saint Augustine School, Lebanon
  • Saint Bernard School, Louisville
  • Saint Catherine Academy School, New Haven
  • Saint Dominic School, Springfield
  • Saint Edward School, Jeffersontown
  • Saint Francis of Assisi School, Louisville
  • Saint Gabriel School, Louisville
  • Saint Gregory School, Cox’s Creek
  • Saint James Elizabethtown School, Elizabethtown
  • Saint James School, Louisville
  • Saint Joseph Child Development Center, Louisville
  • Saint Joseph Interparochial School, Bowling Green
  • Saint Joseph Montessori Children’s Center, Bardstown
  • Saint Joseph School, Bardstown
  • Saint Leonard School, Louisville
  • Saint Margaret Mary School, Lyndon
  • Saint Martha School, Louisville
  • Saint Mary Academy, Prospect
  • Saint Mary Elementary School, Paducah
  • Saint Mary High School, Paducah
  • Saint Mary Middle School, Paducah
  • Saint Mary of the Woods School, Whitesville
  • Saint Michael School, Louisville
  • Saint Nicholas Academy, Louisville
  • Saint Patrick School, Louisville
  • Saint Paul School, Leitchfield
  • Saint Paul School, Louisville
  • Saint Raphael School, Louisville
  • Saint Rita School, Louisville
  • Saint Romuald Interparochial School, Hardinsburg
  • Saint Stephen Martyr, Louisville
  • Saint Xavier High School, Louisville
  • Saints Peter and Paul School, Hopkinsville
  • Seton Catholic School, Lexington
  • St. Agatha Academy, Winchester
  • St. Agnes Catholic School, Covington
  • St. Anthony Catholic School, Covington
  • St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School, Ft. Thomas
  • St. Cecilia Catholic School, Independence
  • St. Francis of Assisi School, Pikeville
  • St. Henry Elementary Catholic School, Erlanger
  • St. John School, Georgetown
  • St. Joseph Academy Catholic School, Walton
  • St. Joseph Catholic School, Cold Spring
  • St. Joseph Catholic School, Crescent Springs
  • St. Leo School, Versailles
  • St. Mark Catholic School, Richmond
  • St. Mary Catholic School, Alexandria
  • St. Mary School, Paris
  • St. Paul Catholic School, Florence
  • St. Philip Catholic School, Melbourne
  • St. Pius X Catholic School, Edgewood
  • St. Therese Catholic School, Southgate
  • St. Thomas Catholic School, Ft. Thomas
  • St. Timothy Catholic School, Union
  • St. Joseph Catholic School, Camp Springs
  • Sts. Peter and Paul School, Lexington
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, California
  • The Piarist School, Martin
  • Trinity High School, Saint Matthews
  • Trinity High School, Whitesville
  • Villa Madonna Academy, Villa Hills
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