Illinois Attorney General Report
“Decades of Catholic leadership decisions and policies have allowed known child sex abusers to hide, often in plain sight. . . It is my hope that this report will shine light both on those who violated their positions of power and trust to abuse innocent children, and on the men in church leadership who covered up that abuse. . .”
Illinois Attorney General
EVERY 98 SECONDS
Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Every eight minutes, that victim is a child. People with intellectual disabilities are assaulted at a rate seven times higher than the general population.
IMPACT ON SURVIVORS
79% of survivors who were victimized by a family member, close friend, or acquaintance experience professional or emotional issues, including moderate to severe distress, or increased problems at work or school.
Of sexual abuse cases reported to law enforcement, 93% of juvenile victims knew the perpetrator: 59% were acquaintances and 34% were family members.
At Noaker Law Firm, we are driven to win and committed to care for survivors of sexual abuse and assault on a national level. Our lawyers hold sexual abusers responsible and secure damage awards for survivors, leading to improved quality of life.
We fight for you, while protecting you. It’s not just what we do. It is who we are.
Areas of Focus
While we represent any client who has experienced sexual abuse, there are four areas where we pay special attention due to the large impact these perpetrators have had on their communities.
As advocates for victims of sexual abuse, we work hard to raise public awareness about perpetrators, resources for victims, and what can be done to help put an end to sexual abuse.