Christian Youth Theater | Sexual Abuse Investigation
Allegations of sexual abuse happening at the San Diego branch of the Christian Youth Theater are not new. Survivors have been speaking out about it for years and are seeking justice for the alleged assaults that have occurred. In 2020, the nationwide organization’s San Diego branch was, in fact “shut down indefinitely amid allegations of sexual abuse by former employees”, according to the LA Times.
Now, more victims are speaking out and seeking justice: according to NBC San Diego, six former members have said “the national theater organization and its founders turned a blind eye to their complaints, as well as multiple complaints from others, accusing staff of sexual assault”. In October 2021, 2 men were charged with sexually abusing students.
Survivors of sexual abuse face many challenges and consequences that can last for years. In situations like these, it is important to reach out to family and friends for support, as well as doctors and professionals who can help the victims through the recovery process. It is also paramount to hold accountable the negligent institutions that failed to provide a safe environment and/or did not respond properly/according to the law upon being notified of the crime.
Schools are supposed to create a safe environment where students can dedicate themselves to their studies. After all, as the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) highlights,
93% of perpetrators are known to the victim
This number from RAINN should be enough for any school to have effective measures to protect their students. But other data is just as alarming:
1 in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult.
Organizations like the Christian Youth Theater have the legal obligation to keep students, staff, faculty, and visitors safe. If they fail to do so, or don’t offer proper support in instances of reported sexual abuse, they have to be held accountable. If you or your loved one has been sexually abused or molested while attending the Christian Youth Theater in San Diego, you should Contact Us immediately. You can fill out an online contact form or call 415-766-3544 for a FREE Consultation. Remember: everything you share with your lawyer is confidential.
Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault Lawsuits | FREE Consultation
Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane Conway & Wise is a nationally recognized law firm. Our team of attorneys is fully prepared to assist our clients, protect their privacy, and guide them through the whole process in sexual abuses cases. If your loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, you should Contact Us immediately. You can fill out an online contact form or call 415-766-3544 for a FREE Consultation.
Remember: everything you share with your lawyer is confidential.