Child Sexual Abuse in Maine

Child sexual abuse is not just another crime. It is an abrasion or black mark on the face of humanity. The state of Maine sees many child sexual abuse cases registered every single year, this state is not any different than any other. An infinitely larger number of cases are never registered because the children who were subjected to abuse find themselves unable to speak about it. The feeling that their peers and elders will assume that they were “asking for it” or did something to have suffered child sexual abuse is enough to deter even the strongest minds.


Part of the Character of a Pedophile

When you take into consideration, the mental trauma that a child has to deal with at a very young age, it is understandable why they may not want to say anything to anyone about sexual abuse. The fact is that a pedophile never stops being a pedophile; it is in their nature to do what they do. They are always on the lookout for the next child or victim. Only strict legal action can stop them in their tracks and nip this heinous problem in the bud.

Sexual Abusers Are A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Maine is making it a point to deal with child predators in a strict manner. In a recent Bucksport, Maine case, Victor Ireland was sentenced to a total of 17 years in jail for child sexual abuse. He has been charged with a total of 5 counts of unlawful sexual contact, one count of gross sexual assault and one count of possession of child pornography. Ireland sexually abused a young girl over the period of several months. The judge in question sentenced Ireland to a total of 25 years in prison of which he had to mandatorily serve 17 years without a chance of parole or suspension of sentence. After he has served his 17 years, Ireland would also have to live with a probation sentence of 18 years after he is released from prison.

Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse and Clergy Abuse: Maine has it Right!

All the states in America have a specific child sexual abuse statute of limitations which prescribes the number of years in which one can legally stake a claim to seek some damages, mainly financial. This also means that once the predefined number of years is up, the perpetrator is able to walk away with all his rights and freedoms intact. In Maine, there is no statute of limitations for actions based on sexual acts against minors. There is no criminal statute of limitations either as long as the sexual offenses are against minors under the age of 16. In a situation like this, a victim has the flexibility to take the matter to court as soon as they are ready so that no other child suffers from those same hands. Maine does it right this way, other states should recognize this.

Someone to Call too Legally Hit Back

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. Rogatinsky & Matthews is a law firm that handles sexual abuse cases throughout the United States. 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