Q: I was sexually abused by my pastor who was also my employer & Christian counsellor. He abused his power and sacred ..
.. sacred position, took advantage of my severe history of trauma, and violated my trust, destroyed my faith, gave me COVID from some missionaries that visited 2 months ago, and worst of all, when my phone broke and I needed a new one, he gave me his old one (after he thought he deleted most everything on it) but what I found was that I was certainly not the first and I won’t be the last
A: Your pastor may have committed a crime, which would be handled through law enforcement and the District Attorney. You should call your local police department or Sheriff's Office to discuss that aspect further. However, I recommend that you speak with an attorney who handles personal injury matters as well. You may have a civil claim for money damages as a result of his acts. You generally have one year from the date of the incident to file suit or settle your case.
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