Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse occurs in every institutional setting in the world.

Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C. has significant experience assisting victims of child sexual abuse, including representation of almost 300 victims of sexual abuse in their claims against the Diocese of Helena, Montana, as well as claims against the Diocese of Great Falls, Montana.

AP Press Release – Settlement for Sexual Abuse Victims

Missoulian Article – Diocese Files Bankruptcy in Order to Settle Sexual Abuse Claims

Whether the abuser is a clergy member, Boy Scout leader, teacher, foster parent, coach or other trusted adult, the abuse has a life changing impact.  Most victims live with the shame of their abuse for many years, blaming themselves for their abuser’s actions.

Those abused by sexual offenders need strong advocates to fight for their rights.  We are experienced and prepared to hold those who victimize children accountable for their actions.  We recognize the strength required to come forward and report acts of abuse. We have trained, professionals ready to assist in every phase of individual or institutional sexual abuse cases.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of child sexual abuse, please contact our office to discuss your case.  You can also visit for additional information.