Child Sexual Abuse in the District of Columbia (DC)

While child sexual abuse may be a tragic situation, it is by no means a rare one. All over the country more and more cases of child sexual abuse are being reported and registered. While the number is high, it needs to be understood that the truth is even worse since many of these abuse cases simply are not reported. Most children carry the humiliation, guilt, and pain of their ordeal and experience at the hands of terrible people they respected. These leaders could be anyone such as teachers, doctors, step-parents, coaches, or religious authority figures. Child sexual abuse in the District of Columbia is dealt with strictly according to the laws on the books.

The best thing to do in a situation like this is to understand you have been abused and to seek legal help after reporting it. Not doing anything about it will not make the pain go away and will only allow another child to experience the same abuse you received. Child sexual abusers do not retire. If they aren’t stopped they will keep doing what they have been doing – preying on children.

Take him Down – Stop Sexual Abuse of Children In DC

The District of Columbia (DC) received a shock when a teacher at the DC Public School was charged with child sexual abuse of one of his students. Former DCPS teacher Robert Weismiller was charged with the rape of one of his students which occurred over a long period of time throughout the 70s and 80s. The victim also delivered his child. Once this case saw the light of day, four other students have come forward with allegations of child sexual abuse and coercion against him.

District of Columbia Sexual Abuse and Clergy Abuse Statute of Limitations

In the District of Columbia, there is a delayed statute of limitations for minors that are sexually abused. It does not matter if it was a priest, rabbi, pastor, elder or a professional social worker. The delay is 18 years old plus 3 years. There is no specific statute of limitations for suits based on sexual acts, but the period does not begin tolling until the victim reaches age 18.

The District of Columbia does adhere to the Discovery Rule and the statute of limitations begins to run when a plaintiff either has actual knowledge of a cause of action or is charged with knowledge of that cause of action.

If you were sexually abused by a priest, rabbi, coach, psychologist or any other person who sexually abused you, please don’t feel ashamed. We want to help you.

Your Salvation – Contact Sex Abuse Attorney in DC

If someone in your family or within your circle has been abused, it is time you consider contacting a dedicated attorney who can give you sound advice on what steps can be taken. Sam Rogatinsky is an advocate for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Mr. Rogatinsky is committed to the victims and survivors who try so hard to heal from child sexual abuse and he will take your call any time, day or night. His personal cell phone number is 954.995.3805. It does not matter if you live in a remote area or in a large city, Sam will work with you to help you heal from the trauma that you have endured. The only way to begin the healing process is to expose the sexual abusers and the institutions that protect these animals. Sam can help you, but you must contact him now.

Contact me, sexual abuse lawyer Samuel Rogatinsky at (954) 995-3805 or send an email to