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Allegations of Oconee County Georgia Pastor Molestation an All To Familiar Scenerio

December 14, 2010

An Oconee County youth pastor has been arrested and charged with rape and child molestation amid allegations that he carried on a nine-month sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. The girl and her family were members of the Monroe Church of Christ, where Brian Richard Gray served as the youth pastor. Even more disturbing, the pastor allegedly engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with the teen in her family's home when her parents were not home.

This is a classic example of a common child sexual abuse or molestation scenario where a person who is well-known and trusted by the family is secretly violating the family's trust. A survivor of child sexual abuse by a clergy or religious leader, schoolteacher, or authority figure is entitled to justice for suffering this ultimate betrayal of trust. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we know the devastating impact that sexual abuse has on its victims and their families.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, has over 39 years protecting the rights of children and adults who are victims of negligent and intentional conduct such as sexual abuse victims. Our compassionate attorneys will guide you through the legal process in a confidential setting and help you obtain resources to support you and your emotional well being. Our firm understands the deep emotional harm that sexual abuse victims can suffer and work closely with our clients and their families to help them heal and seek financial compensation for the physical and emotional harm they suffer.

When a child abuse victim speaks out against the person who victimizes them, it sends a message that there are consequences for these horrendous crimes beyond prison time. The courage shown by child abuse victims who pursue a lawsuit for damages against their perpetrator helps to protect other children from being victims. When it comes to child sexual abuse, a relatively small number of victims ever report the sexual abuse let alone seek financial compensation for their suffering. Many societal institutions become silent co-conspirators rather than exposing child sexual abuse within their organization. We have largely placed the responsibility on our children to come forward to turn in their abusers. A number of studies indicate that less than 15% of all childhood rapes are reported to authorities and that 25% of girls and 11% of boys will experience a sexual offense by the time they turn 18 years old. A civil claim sends a message to employers, parents, schools, and others with a legal duty to protect our children, that they will be forced to pay if they participate in a conspiracy of silence.

If your child is a victim of child sexual abuse, Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, will work hard to help you obtain compensation for their physical and emotional injuries including trauma and emotional distress; lost income (if applicable); medical, counseling, and psychiatric expenses, and other out-of-pocket expenses caused by the sexual assault. We know that financial compensation cannot undo the harm and pain caused by the perpetrator of sexual abuse. However, the compensation can help obtain the resources and counseling to help you heal and focus on your recovery.

The experienced attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, have been representing child sexual abuse victims in Atlanta and throughout Georgia for over 39 years. Our Georgia child sexual abuse attorneys are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or visit us on the web at No matter where you are in Georgia, we are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.

Category: Personal Injury

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