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Oklahoma Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyer

Oklahoma Attorneys Investigating Sexual Assault Claims Against the Roman Catholic Church Archdiocese

For decades, some Roman Catholic clergymen have used their power of authority to sexually assault innocent victims. The use of force by predatory priests often leads to nonconsensual touching, fondling, or inappropriate sexual behavior that leaves the survivor with lifelong physical, emotional, and mental trauma.

Church officials could prevent many of these cases if they were not negligent in their hiring practices, properly supervised clergymen employed in the diocese, or followed proper procedures to notify law enforcement. The church can be held accountable for its negligence or lack to act.

It is often challenging for a victim who survived sexual abuse to come forward after years of suffering in silence. If you or your loved one is the victim of sexual assault, the compassionate network of affiliate attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, can provide immediate legal assistance.

Our caring team understands the pain you are feeling and the courage it takes to speak openly about what occurred. Our clergy sexual abuse injury lawyers are ready to hear your story. We have a comprehensive understanding of Oklahoma tort law and will use the legal system to ensure the perpetrator faces the consequences they deserve for their unacceptable behavior.

Clergy Sexual Assault – Will It Remain?

A report released in October 2019 identified problems with the Oklahoma City Catholic Archdiocese that it spent over five decades bungling investigations involving sexual abuse against underage children committed by religious leaders in their midst. One report indicates that church officials enabled the predatory priests’ abusive behaviors that were allowed to continue for years.

One report identified eleven reverends employed in the Archdiocese who were credibly accused of sexually molesting children beginning in the 1960s. The Oklahoma report was released nearly a year after a Pennsylvania Grand Jury revealed rampant abuse in the clergy ranks within the Roman Catholic Church, where Pennsylvanian priests had sexually assaulted over a thousand victims across seven decades.

The Devastating Effects of Sexual Assault

While every case of clergy sexual abuse is unique, most molested victims experience similar lifelong devastation of unforgettable memories and emotional damage. The survivors will often blame themselves, believing that it was their actions that led the priest or another religious leader to behave inappropriately. Sexual molestation, especially at an early age, can create unhealthy ideas concerning sexual relations with others as the survivor matures.

In time, the victim might develop substantial sleeping disorders, or deal with ongoing depression, substance abuse, self-injury, and suicide, including suicidal ideation (thinking about suicide). Very young sexual assault survivors might develop negative behaviors when growing older, including living an oversexualized lifestyle or engaging in risky, and often life-threatening, activities.

Get Justice Now

In January 2020, the Oklahoma City Archdiocese said it had credible evidence that a priest amongst their ranks had sexually assaulted a child. The accusation dated to 1993 when the Reverend worked at Enid’s St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The victim made the allegation stating the priest had sexually assaulted him from the time he was fifteen years old and continued the molestation into his adulthood at Edmond’s Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Oklahoma Roman Catholic Church Diocese

In Oklahoma, the Catholic Church is the single largest religious group of all faiths statewide. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Diocese of Tulsa, and their Bishops manage more than 190 Churches and thirty-five Catholic schools across the state (listed below), providing services to hundreds of thousands of registered Catholics, parochial school children, and catechism students living in seventy-seven counties.

Oklahoma Dioceses

Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa
12300 E 91st St
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 294-1904
Bishop: David Konderla
Cathedral: Holy Family Cathedral

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
7501 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
(405) 721-565
archokc.org

Oklahoma Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyers are Ready to Help

Our network of affiliate attorneys understands how difficult it is to talk about the unspeakable actions that a clergy member did to you. We also know that the Catholic Church will likely push back and wield its power to proclaim that nothing wrong happened to you.

However, with Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, on your side, you will not face them or their attorneys alone. We can assure you that all those responsible for your abuse will hear your shocking story at trial or when settling your case in front of a judge and jury.

Speak out now, and let us begin working on your case today to file a lawsuit on your behalf before the Oklahoma statute of limitations expires. Your action can help ensure no one is ever abused or sexually assaulted by religious authorities again. We will obtain financial compensation for you and your family 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 Oklahoma Churches:

  • All Saints Catholic Elementary School, Broken Arrow
  • All Saints Elementary School, Norman
  • Bishop John Carroll Elementary School, Oklahoma City
  • Bishop Kelley High School, Tulsa
  • Bishop McGuinness High School, Oklahoma City
  • Cascia Hall Preparatory School, Tulsa
  • Catholic School of Saint Eugene, Oklahoma City
  • Christ the King Elementary School, Oklahoma City
  • Cristo Rey High School, Oklahoma City
  • Elementary School of Saint Mary, Tulsa
  • Good Shepherd School at Mercy, Oklahoma City
  • Holy Family Cathedral Elementary School, Tulsa
  • Holy Trinity Elementary School, Okarche
  • Marquette Catholic Elementary School, Tulsa
  • Monte Cassino Elementary School, Tulsa
  • Mount St. Mary High School, Oklahoma City
  • Rosary Catholic Elementary School, Oklahoma City
  • Sacred Heart Elementary School, El Reno
  • Sacred Heart Elementary School, Oklahoma City
  • Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Edmond
  • Saint Mary Catholic Elementary School, Lawton
  • Saint Mary Catholic Elementary School, Ponca City
  • Saint Peter and Paul Elementary School, Kingfisher
  • Saint Philip Neri High School, Midwest City
  • San Miguel Middle School, Tulsa
  • St. Catherine Elementary School, Tulsa
  • St. Charles Borromeo, Oklahoma City
  • St. James Elementary School, Oklahoma City
  • St. John Elementary School, Bartlesville
  • St. John Nepomuk Elementary School, Yukon
  • St. Joseph Elementary School, Enid
  • St. Joseph Elementary School, Muskogee
  • St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, Guthrie
  • St. Pius X Elementary School, Tulsa
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School, Tulsa

Oklahoma Catholic Schools:

  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Parish, Duncan
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish, Lawton
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish, Thomas
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Christ the King Catholic Church, Tulsa
  • Christ the King Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Church of Saint Mary Catholic Church, Tulsa
  • Church of the Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Church of the Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, Boise City
  • Church of the Madalene Catholic Church, Tulsa
  • Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church, Tulsa
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, Marietta
  • Holy Angels Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Holy Cross Catholic Parish, Madill
  • Holy Cross Parish Catholic Church, Wagoner
  • Holy Family Cathedral Catholic Parish, Tulsa
  • Holy Family Catholic Parish, Lawton
  • Holy Family Church (Syro-Malabar) Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Holy Ghost Parish, Vinita
  • Holy Name Catholic Parish, Shattuck
  • Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Parish, Chickasha
  • Holy Rosary Parish, Hartshorne
  • Holy Spirit Catholic Catholic Parish, Mustang
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Okarche
  • Holy Trinity Parish, Clayton
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, Marlow
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, Seminole
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Hugo
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Pawhuska
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Poteau
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Parish, Calumet
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish – Tonu Maria Siangtho Lungtrang Biakinn, Tulsa
  • Korean Martyrs Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Little Flower Church (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel And Saint Therese) Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Mother of Sorrows Catholic Parish, Apache
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish, Hollis
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Dewey
  • Our Lady of Lebanon (Maronite Rite) Catholic Parish, Norman
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish, Sterling
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Parish, Chandler
  • Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Mannford
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Parish, Binger
  • Our Lady of Victory Catholic Parish, Purcell
  • Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Parish, Waynoka
  • Parish of the Most Precious Blood, Tulsa
  • Prince of Peace Catholic Parish, Altus
  • Queen of All Saints Catholic Parish, Sayre
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Alva
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Billings
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, El Reno
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Hinton
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hooker
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Konawa
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mangum
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Mooreland
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Sacred Heart Mission, Heavener
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Fairfax
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Miami
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Sapulpa
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Skiatook
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Wilburton
  • Saint Andrew Catholic Parish, Moore
  • Saint Andrew Dung-Lac Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Saint Ann Catholic Parish, Cordell
  • Saint Ann Catholic Parish, Elgin
  • Saint Ann Catholic Parish, Fairview
  • Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish, Okeene
  • Saint Benedict Catholic Parish, Shawnee
  • Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Parish, Pauls Valley
  • Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Saint Cornelius Catholic Parish, Cherokee
  • Saint Damien of Molokai Church – Latin Mass Community (Tridentine) Catholic Parish, Edmond
  • Saint Eugene Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Saint Eugene Catholic Parish, Weatherford
  • Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish, Beaver
  • Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish, Newkirk
  • Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Parish, Enid
  • Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Parish, Sulphur
  • Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Parish, Enid
  • Saint Helen Catholic Parish, Frederick
  • Saint James the Greater Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Saint John Nepomuk Catholic Parish, Yukon
  • Saint John the Baptist Catholic Parish, Edmond
  • Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Ada
  • Saint Joseph Catholic Parish, Bison
  • Saint Joseph Catholic Parish, Blackwell
  • Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Buffalo
  • Saint Joseph Catholic Parish, Hennessey
  • Saint Joseph Catholic Parish, Norman
  • Saint Joseph Catholic Parish, Pond Creek
  • Saint Joseph Catholic Parish, Tonkawa
  • Saint Joseph Catholic Parish, Union City
  • Saint Joseph Chapel Catholic Parish, Wewoka
  • Saint Joseph Old Cathedral Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Saint Louis Catholic Parish, Stroud
  • Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Parish, Crescent
  • Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Parish, Norman
  • Saint Mary Assumption Catholic Parish, Wakita
  • Saint Mary Catholic Parish, Ponca City
  • Saint Mary Catholic Parish, Ardmore
  • Saint Mary Catholic Parish, Clinton
  • Saint Mary Catholic Parish, Guthrie
  • Saint Mary Catholic Parish, Medford
  • Saint Mary Catholic Parish, Wanette
  • Saint Matthew Catholic Parish, Elk City
  • Saint Michael Catholic Parish, Goltry
  • Saint Michael Catholic Parish, Meeker
  • Saint Monica Catholic Parish, Edmond
  • Saint Patrick Catholic Parish, Anadarko
  • Saint Patrick Catholic Parish, Oklahoma City
  • Saint Patrick Catholic Parish, Walters
  • Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish, Del City
  • Saint Peter Catholic Parish, Lindsay
  • Saint Peter Catholic Parish, Woodward
  • Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish, Guymon
  • Saint Philip Neri Catholic Parish, Midwest City
  • Saint Richard Catholic Parish, Carnegie
  • Saint Robert Bellarmine Catholic Parish, Jones
  • Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Parish, Perry
  • Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Parish, Watonga
  • Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Parish, Harrah
  • Saint Thomas Apostle Catholic Parish, Seiling
  • Saint Thomas More University Parish and Student Center Catholic Parish, Norman
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Parish, McLoud
  • Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Parish, Prague
  • Saints Peter And Paul Catholic Parish, Hobart
  • Saints Peter And Paul Catholic Parish, Kingfisher
  • San Jose Catholic Parish, Ryan
  • San Juan Diego Mission, Stillwell
  • St. Agnes Parish, Antlers
  • St. Ann Parish, Shidler
  • St. Ann Parish, Welch
  • St. Anne Parish, Broken Arrow
  • St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Okmulgee
  • St. Augustine Parish, Tulsa
  • St. Benedict Parish, Broken Arrow
  • St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, Tulsa
  • St. Brigid Parish, Tahlequah
  • St. Catherine of Sienna Parish, Talihina
  • St. Catherine Parish, Nowata
  • St. Catherine Parish, Tulsa
  • St. Cecilia Parish, Claremore
  • St. Clement Parish, Bixby
  • St. Elizabeth Parish, Grove
  • St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, Poteau
  • St. Frances of Rome Parish, Langley
  • St. Francis de Sales Parish, Idabel
  • St. Francis Xavier Parish, Sallisaw
  • St. Francis Xavier Parish, Stillwater
  • St. Francis Xavier Parish, Tulsa
  • St. Henry Parish, Owasso
  • St. James Parish, Bartlesville
  • St. John Before the Latin Gate Parish, Bartlesville
  • St. John Parish, McAlester
  • St. John the Evangelist Parish, Cookson
  • St. John the Evangelist Parish, Pawnee
  • St. John the Evangelist Parish, Stillwater
  • St. Joseph Parish, Bristow
  • St. Joseph Parish, Cleveland
  • St. Joseph Parish, Hominy
  • St. Joseph Parish, Krebs
  • St. Joseph Parish, Muskogee
  • St. Joseph Parish, Poteau
  • St. Joseph Parish, Webbers Falls
  • St. Joseph Vietnamese Parish, Tulsa
  • St. Jude Parish, Boswell
  • St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Roland
  • St. Mark Parish, Pryor
  • St. Mary Parish, Barnsdall
  • St. Mary Parish, Drumright
  • St. Michael Parish, Henryetta
  • St. Monica Parish, Tulsa
  • St. Patrick Parish, Atoka
  • St. Patrick Parish, Sand Springs
  • St. Paul Parish, Eufaula
  • St. Philip Neri Newman Center, Tulsa
  • St. Pius X Parish, Tulsa
  • St. Stephen Parish, Holdenville
  • St. Teresa Parish, Henryetta
  • St. Therese of the Child Jesus-Maronite Rite, Tulsa
  • St. Therese Parish, Collinsville
  • St. Thomas More Parish, Tulsa
  • St. Vincent dePaul Parish, Coweta
  • St. William Parish, Durant
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Cushing
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Tulsa
  • Uganda Martyrs Parish, Okmulgee
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