Nevada Sexual Abuse


Many people have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of someone in a position of authority. Most of us are familiar with cases of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church due to several media publicized cases of priest sexual abuse, but church sex scandals are just one example of an issue that affects many in Nevada. Nevada sexual abuse also occurs at schools, camps, nursing homes, mental health facilities, and other places where circumstances allow. You are not alone – 2010 Miss Nevada Christina Keegan has spoken out about the sexual abuse she has suffered. Speaking out about sexual abuse is important in two ways: It can stop the abuser from hurting others and it helps bring a sense of closure for the victim. Speaking out can feel intimidating, but you and your loved ones are not alone. Lawyers such as Sam Rogatinsky specialize in helping you find your voice in court.


Sexual Abuse

Unlike clergy abuse, sexual abuse can be perpetrated by anyone and occur anywhere. The most common places for sexual abuse to occur are schools, camps, nursing homes, mental health facilities, group homes, and organizations such as the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. Countless children have been sexually abused in Nevada by those who were entrusted with their care, such as teachers, Boy Scout leaders, camp counselors, and so on. These adults are supposed to protect children, but instead cause them harm, such as Charles “Rick” Rogers, a teacher at Garrett Junior High School, who videotaped himself sexually abusing boys between the ages of six and 12.

Adults are also sexually abused. At nursing homes and mental health facilities all over Nevada, social workers and psychologists take advantage of the vulnerable adults that they are supposed to be protecting. Fortunately, the perpetrators can be made to pay for the pain they have caused, but you must seek representation. Sam will help to make sure that everything possible is done to assure that your suffering has not been in vain.


Clergy Abuse

Although the Catholic Church is not the only venue for sexual abuse, it has been the most publicized due to the lack of bishop accountability. When the media picked up on the fact that bishops were just moving sexually abusive priests to another church, news outlets ran with the story. The truth is that clergy abuse includes not only Catholic priests, but rabbis, ministers, reverends, pastors, office staff at places of worship, religious youth directors, and anyone who works for a place of worship, such as ex-priest Mark Roberts who admitted molesting five boys in his Henderson, Nevada parish. If you or someone you know has been sexually abused by someone in this category, you now have an avenue of help available to you. You do not have to be a victim anymore. Contact Sam to find out how you can take control of what happened and help make sure it doesn’t happen to others.


Nevada Sexual Abuse and Clergy Abuse Statute of Limitations


The Nevada legislature set forth a no nonsense rule of law regarding the statute of limitations for filing of claims for sexual abuse and clergy abuse of minors. A survivor has a choice of either filing a claim within 10 Years from the age of majority that is 18 years olds plus 10 years or 10 years from Discovery.

The discovery rule means that the survivor should have reasonably discovered that the injury was caused by sexual abuse.

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.


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