Sexual Abuse by Clergy
We have helped hundreds of child sexual abuse survivors win claims against priests, ministers, and clergy who are associated with religious institutions.
Sexual Abuse by Teachers
If you or your child were sexually abused by a teacher, counselor, coach, or any one else in an educational setting, then we can help you.
Athletic Coach Abuse
We successfully represent children and adults who were sexually abused by coaches, referees, and assistants in organized youth sports.
Youth Serving Organizations
We represent child sexual abuse victims against youth organizations like The Boy Scouts of America and The National Police Explorer Program.
Our Current Cases Include
Los Angeles Archdiocese
St. Louise De Marillac Catholic Church
For Sexual Abuse by Father Christopher Cunningham in Covina, California
Los Angeles Archdiocese
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
For Sexual Abuse by Father Carlos Rene Rodriguez in Santa Paula, California
All-American Boys Chorus
Archdiocese of Los Angeles & Diocese of Orange
For sexual abuse by Father Richard T. Coughlin in Costa Mesa, California
American Youth Soccer Organization
For Sexual Abuse by Convicted Child Molester Terence Paul Stevens who was a soccer coach in Santa Barbara County and San Diego, California
Alhambra Unified School District
For Child Molestation by Convicted Special Education Teacher, Jose Mosqueda
Are you the parent of a child who has been sexually abused?
Anthony DeMarco will help you through this most challenging and emotionally confusing time. As Southern California's leading child sexual abuse attorney, Anthony can provide you with the legal direction and clarity that you and your child need. Child sexual abuse law is our full-time specialization!
Your phone call is free and everything you talk about with us is 100% PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL.
What is Child Sexual Abuse?
According to the American Psychological Association, Child Sexual Abuse is sexual activity where the perpetrator intentionally takes advantage of a child's limited ability to give consent by force, coercion or psychological manipulation.¹ The perpetrators usually know their child victims and seek out positions in the community as trusted adults in an effort to gain access to and manipulate their victims in their interest as a pedophile. The NSVRC notes that child sexual abuse can be manifest in many different forms, including but not limited to rape, touching & fondling, sexual assault, indecent exposure, voyeurism & stalking, and the production or sharing of pornography with a minor. Child sexual abuse does not need to include physical contact and, in some cases, is mostly psychological.²
Child Sexual Abuse Statistics
The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before they reach adulthood.³ Nevertheless, only 30% of sexual abuse cases will be reported, on average. Children often delay disclosure or avoid reporting instances of sexual abuse out of embarrassment and fear of getting in trouble by their parents or because of explicit threats or coercive measures on the part of the perpetrator. Sometimes children do not even understand that they are being sexually abused, as perpetrators will often prey on a child's innocence and social influences by manipulating their target through a process referred to as "grooming."
Need to speak with a child sexual abuse attorney?
If you or a loved one were sexually abused by a priest, teacher, coach, youth mentor, or any other authority figure in Southern California, then Anthony DeMarco can help you. By contacting us now, you will have the opportunity to speak directly with an expert child sexual abuse attorney to discuss an action for compensation that will get you the justice and closure that you deserve. We want you to know that if you decide to take action, your privacy will always be respected and your identity can remain confidential throughout the entire process.
Frequently Asked Questions
We believe that sexual abuse is one of the worst things that can ever happen to a child. For this reason, we are committed to helping victims and families of child sexual abuse at all times.
As a full-time child sexual abuse attorney, Anthony DeMarco is dedicated to helping all survivors of childhood sexual abuse recover fully from the pain and injuries that were caused by their abusers. We also believe that any institution or corporate structure that did not act appropriately to help protect our clients from being sexually abused should be held liable for the horrible acts that happened within their organization.
As a team, we are joined in our clients' mission to expose institutions that cover-up sexual abuse, so that it never happens again to innocent children in the future.
And as counsel, we seek to help our clients have better lives, by sensitively confronting the past and supporting the courage that it takes to become a survivor of abuse rather than to be a victim of it.
More than just a child sexual abuse attorney...
...we are your support network.
Why Anthony M. DeMarco?
There are many law firms that will represent you and your sexual abuse case. But our unprecedented successes and reputation in the field stand on their own and make Anthony DeMarco a leading child sexual abuse attorney in Southern California. Judges, mediators, and sexual abuse experts across the country respect us as much as our clients do...and that is what sets us apart from others.
See for yourself. By visiting the many links and resources that we've made available to the public here on our website, we are confident that you will see how dedicated Anthony DeMarco is to helping all survivors.
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If you have questions regarding the Law Office of Anthony M. DeMarco, you should give us a call. We will do everything possible to help guide you on your path as a survivor and to help you obtain the legal representation that you deserve.