Sexual abuse is a phenomena that is more common than most people would like to admit, and the fact that most of the abused victims personally know the abuser is a chilling reminder that you really don’t know who to trust, especially with your children, in this day and age. Last year, a group of 7 men came forward alleging that they were abused while they were members of the Christian group YMCA, or Young Men’s Christian Association. We all attach virtuosity to religious institutions, so it usually comes as a shock when we hear of cases of rampant abuse in these institutions, who are specifically entrusted to take care of children and young adults until a time when they will have come of age. YMCA sexual abuse isn’t something that started just the other day; according to multiple allegations, it is claimed that the abuse has been going on for DECADES, and a culture of silence, transferring abusers and even intimidation of victims have been the factors that have kept this deplorable act on the hush-hush for a very long time. Now that the truth is coming to light, individuals all across the country that were sexually abused by their teachers and superiors at the YMCA while growing up are filing legal claims in an event that is set to transform into a class action lawsuit involving YMCA sexual abuse over the coming year.
Are you looking for an YMCA sexual abuse class action lawsuit attorney? The experienced sexual abuse lawyers at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience fighting for the undefended in the society, helping them get the justice and compensation they are rightfully owed. Please call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. what makes McCready Law different is the fact that we aren’t afraid to litigate unlike most law firms who just settle with the insurance company for paltry amounts, the fact that we have sufficient amounts of malpractice insurance, and our bilingual staff all create an environment where every legal need is met, regardless of your background. We would also like to remind you that filing a YMCS sexual abuse lawsuit is COMPLETELY FREE, and that there are NO UPFRONT COSTS due to the fact that our attorneys only get paid at the end of the lawsuit, and only when you have successfully recovered and received your compensation. Were you sexually abused while you were a member of the YMCA? Please call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 for your 100% FREE legal consultation.
Youth Organizations provide a much-needed service as locations where children can grow and learn from each other, particularly if their parents are working late, or if raised by a single manner. These are designated safe spaces where children play and engage in various extracurricular activities under the watchful eye of an adult.
The YMCA was founded in England by Sir George Williams, who came up with the idea of improving the lives of the youth through the inculcation of Christian teachings along with rigorous activities and exercise routines. It is estimated that the YMCA is now present in over 120 countries, and it has impacted millions of people over the decades. In addition, the YMCA provides much-needed services such as physical fitness programs, daycare and after-school training, fun and games.
YMCA and Sexual Abuse – A Lesson in Irony
The irony of this whole situation is that the YMCA has in the past spearheaded sexual assault programs meant to sensitize and educate the public on the importance of believing survivors of sexual assault, as well as providing the public with tools on how to identify signs of sexual abuse
YMCA Sexual Abuse and Molestation Allegations
YMCA sexual abuse claims started gaining traction when it was alleged that a North Carolina YMCA counselor systematically abused boys that he had invited on trips from the 1990s and all the way to the first half of the 2000s. The accused, Michael Todd Pegram was eventually charged in 2019 and pled guilty with the charge being first-degree sex offense, which then led to him being sentenced to 30 years in prison. It is alleged by victims of Pegram that the YMCA officials situated in North Carolina knew or should have known about the abuse and should have done something to stop it in order to save the young, defenseless boys from exploitation.
In yet another shocking sexual abuse case, a lawsuit was filed against Michael Begin, 18, after it was discovered that he had sexually molested 17 children under his care while working at the local YMCA in Louisville as a teacher’s aide. The children, aged from 3 to 8, failed to be protected by the YMCA as it was alleged that the organization discovered information relating to Mr. Begin being investigated on molestation by the police, yet it didn’t fire him at once.
Lawyers for YMCA Sexual Abuse Class Action Lawsuits – Call Us NOW!
It is important to protect your child’s innocence as well as get them closure if they were abused at a local YMCA. In addition, due to the expansion of statute of limitations in numerous states such as New York and California, it is now possible to file a sexual abuse claim against the YMCA regardless of the fact that the abuse took place decades ago. By filing a class action lawsuit against the YMCA for sexual abuse and molestation, you will be able to recover much-needed compensation that will go a long way into paying for things like long-term therapy, pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical care, loss of consortium, loss of society, legal fees and so much more. it is important that you act NOW and send a message stating that it is NEVER OK to sexually abuse defenseless children since this will prevent the culture of abuse continuing in such organizations. The number to call is (773) 823-0298 and we offer 100% FREE legal consultations into YMCA sexual abuse claims across the country. Thanks for choosing McCready Law, and we look forward to helping you.