Sexually Abused by a Priest in the Archdiocese of Denver? We Can Help.
Our law firm is offering free, confidential evaluations of clergy sexual abuse claims involving priests of the Archdiocese of Denver regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred. We have been handling clergy abuse cases for decades and have the experience you need to seek justice for what happened to you. Contact us today at (954) 641-2100 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out your legal options.
Recent developments in the State of Colorado, including the Attorney General’s recent announcement of a comprehensive investigation of sexual abuse allegations against Colorado dioceses, have changed the legal landscape for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy in the Archdiocese of Denver. The Attorney General investigation, which is only in its infancy, could very well reveal abuse and cover-up patterns similar to those found in New York and Pennsylvania in their groundbreaking grand jury investigations and result in statute of limitations reform like we have seen in New York.
The Archdiocese of Denver has established a voluntary compensation fund for survivors of sexual abuse, but you must act soon.
Recently, the Archbishop of Denver, Samuel Aquila, announced that the Archdiocese of Denver will participate in a confidential, voluntary compensation settlement fund for victims of sexual abuse by clergy in the State of Colorado. The fund, which is modeled after similar funds in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, will compensate victims in a shorter, more cursory process than full-blown litigation. Respected attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who administered the New York and Pennsylvania claims and other high profile, sensitive claims like the 9/11 Fund, and his business manager, Camille Biros, will review each claim as a neutral third party and award compensation. We have extensive experience handling claims in the compensation funds and are very familiar with the process and expectations of Mr. Feinberg and Ms. Biros.
There will be a deadline by which all claims must be filed with the Archdiocese of Denver, so it is important that you act today to protect your rights under the fund. Contact us today to discuss your options. All Claims must be registered with the compensation fund by November 30, 2019 so it is important you contact us soon.
Through Our Own Investigation, We Have Identified 38 Catholic Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of Denver, and that Number is Expected to Grow.
Unlike many of his colleagues, Archbishop Aquila has never released the names of clergy accused of sexually abusing children in the Archdiocese of Denver. This makes the Attorney General investigation even more critical for the safety of the general public and the healing of many wounded victims.
Through our own investigative efforts, and with the list of accused priests released by the Attorney General in October 2019, our team has identified 34 Catholic clergy assigned in the Archdiocese of Denver who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing minors, some of whom were named for the first time by our lawyers personally. Additionally, the Attorney General report identified 4 priests, but did not provide their names, who “more likely than not sexually abused children outside of Colorado either before or after they served as priests in Colorado.”
We believe it to be the most comprehensive list of accused priests publicly available today. In many cases, the priests listed below were the subject of multiple allegations, or were moved to a new parish after allegations arose.
The accused clergy we have identified are:
- Rev. Leonard Abercrombie
- Rev. Robert Banigan
- Rev. Thomas P. Barry
- Rev. Prosper Bemunuge
- Rev. Joseph Bosetti
- Rev. Charles Brown
- Rev. Rafael Jairo Calle
- Mr. Wilfred L. Carignan (Trappist Seminarian)
- Rev. Bennett Colucci (Capuchin Franciscan)
- Rev. Dorino DeLazzer
- Rev. Kent Drotar
- Rev. Timothy J. Evans
- Rev. Edward Fraczkowski
- Rev. Kenneth Funk
- Rev. Marshall Gourley (Theatine)
- Rev. Neil Hewitt
- Rev. John V. Holloway
- Rev. Daniel Kelleher
- Rev. Richard J. Kurtz (Jesuit)
- Rev. Delisle Lemieux
- Rev. Mark N. Matson (Theatine Fathers)
- Rev. John J. McGinn
- Rev. Maurice McInerney
- Fr. James Moreno
- Rev. J. Bart Nadal (Theatine)
- Rev. Patrick H. O’Liddy (Jesuit)
- Rev. Francis Pettit
- Rev. James Rasby
- Rev. Leonard Scezney
- Rev. John Harley Schmitt
- Msgr. Gregory Smith
- Most Rev. Lawrence H. St. Peter
- Rev. John Francis Stein
- Rev. Melvin F. Thompson
- Rev. George Weibel
- Rev. Robert Whipkey
- Rev. Harold Robert White
- Rev. Thomas Woerth
- Rev. Charles Woodrich
For many years our lead attorney, Adam Horowitz, has been at the forefront of exposing sexual abuse by priest in the State of Colorado. Besides being among the first attorneys to file clergy abuse lawsuits in Colorado, Adam Horowitz fought for and won key battles on the First Amendment, statute of limitations, and discovery of priest personnel files. Along the way, Adam Horowitz won large settlements for his clients.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Denver in Colorado. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Denver now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Colorado and nationwide. We can help.
Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or email@example.com to discuss your options today.