The Case of Martin and Historical Child Sexual Abuse by Church

Martin* was a victim of historical sexual abuse at a residential boy’s home operated by a church. The perpetrator, a notorious pedophile with convictions for numerous offences against young boys, subjected Martin to physical, sexual, and psychological abuse multiple times. The trauma resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder (MDD), and lasting harm to his mental health.

The Devastating Impact of Abuse

Martin’s life was severely impacted by the actions of the church and the perpetrator. He continues to suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, and intrusive memories of the abuse he endured.

Suing for Justice

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors assisted Martin in suing the perpetrator and the church.

Martin received a very large settlement, which helped him to move forward from the trauma and reclaim his life.

Protecting Your Rights with Experienced Lawyers:

If you or someone you know has experienced historical abuse, it is important to seek legal advice and support. Our law firm has experience in handling such cases and we can help guide you through the legal process, ensure that you understand your rights, and provide you with the support you need to seek justice.

*Names have been changed for client confidentiality


O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors
p: 02 9261 4281
a: Level 4, 219-223 Castlereagh St,
Sydney NSW 2000

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