Ongoing Investigation of Sexual Abuse at Teens for Christ – Allen County, OH
Sexual abuse is one of the most heinous forms of abuse endured by individuals throughout the world. In America, a person is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds, leading to extreme suffering for not only the victims of these crimes, but also family members and loved ones. In cases of children, sexual abuse can be especially catastrophic to the lives of those affected.
The recent ongoing investigation taking place in Allen County, Ohio, surrounding sexual abuse allegations issued against a Teens for Christ branch in Lima, has many concerned that individuals in the organization have been victimized by trusted staff members and volunteers.
Recently, social media posts and an anonymous letter published online were shared, detailing abuse within the Teens for Christ organization across multiple states. Following the release of this information, the Allen County Sheriff’s Office notified federal authorities. They have asked for the public’s help to get in contact with those who may have been victimized. In the meantime, several current and former staff members and volunteers of the organization have been placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.
While there are no formal complaints or charges filed as of yet, it is important to note that most victims of sexual abuse are often afraid to come forward, two reasons being that victims think their abuser may not be punished by the courts, and/or they are worried no one will believe them.
In abuse cases, particularly child sexual abuse cases, it is essential to work with legal professionals who understand the sensitive nature of these incidents, and are determined to stand by the victims from beginning to end. At The Donahey Law Firm, we do whatever it takes to get our clients the justice they deserve.
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In recent years, many survivors have come forward to recount histories of abuse that took place within a variety of institutions, including schools, clubs, churches, and other organizations like Teens for Christ; spaces where children were meant to feel safe, not at risk.
When someone suffers sexual abuse at the hands of an individual or group that was meant to protect them, not only can this lead to feelings of betrayal and extreme mistrust, it can also make it that much harder for victims to come forward for fear of retaliation, intimidation, and scrutiny.
When you are faced with the aftermath of abuse within an organization that either failed to protect you from your abuser, possibly covered for your abuser so as to shield the organization from scandal and legal recrimination, or even purposely delivered you directly into the hands of the criminal who harmed you, it is vital to your case to seek legal counsel.
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When you contact The Donahey Law Firm, you will realize you are not alone. We are here to ensure you receive the legal representation you need, and will do all we can to see that your abuser is punished for their crimes. We handle sexual abuse cases with compassion and integrity, offering support however necessary to make the process as easy as possible for our clients.
Contact our law firm at (614) 224-8166, and speak with one of our qualified team members today. The Donahey Law Firm is here to fight for the justice you seek and deserve.