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Colorado Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Jeff Anderson & Associates is recognized as one of the nation’s premier law firms to represent victims of childhood sexual abuse. We are smart, tough and relentless, but the virtue that ultimately sets us apart is our compassion. We are people who feel deeply and work tirelessly in response to an unjust world.

If you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in Colorado, we want to help. Our law firm of attorneys, legal professionals and advocates has been working with survivors of sexual abuse and litigating cases against Catholic dioceses and religious orders nationwide for nearly 40 years.

We will listen to your story and work tirelessly in response to the injustice you have suffered. Contact us today. Your identity and information will remain completely confidential.

Colorado Attorney General’s Report

On October 22, 2019, the office of Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser released the special master’s report Roman Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse of Children in Colorado from 1950 to 2019. It contains “substantiated incidents of the sexual abuse of children by ordained Roman Catholic priests in Colorado over the last 70 years” and details how all three Colorado Dioceses – the Archdiocese of Denver, the Diocese of Pueblo, and the Diocese of Colorado Springs – protected themselves and their priests instead of the children entrusted to their care. Learn more about this landmark investigation for the Child Protection Movement and the truth it uncovered here.

The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese and Dioceses of Colorado

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, and other religious clerics associated with the Archdiocese of Denver, Diocese of Colorado Springs and Diocese of Pueblo, including those who were assigned within or working in the geographic boundaries of the Archdiocese or Dioceses, who have been accused of sexual misconduct. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources. Download our report.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

We encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by priests, other Catholic clergy, or employees of the Catholic Church in Colorado to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential. We have a reputation for being the best at what we do, and that begins and ends with our ability to support, protect and guide you along your journey towards justice and healing.

It’s time for truth. It’s time for action. Call us confidentially today: 1-800-ITS-TIME

Colorado Attorney General’s Report

On October 22, 2019, the office of Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser released the special master’s report “Roman Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse of Children in Colorado from 1950 to 2019.” You can download the original report here.

A landmark document and investigation in the Child Protection Movement, it contains “substantiated incidents of the sexual abuse of children by ordained Roman Catholic priests in Colorado over the last 70 years” and details how all three Colorado Dioceses – the Archdiocese of Denver, the Diocese of Pueblo, and the Diocese of Colorado Springs – protected themselves and their priests instead of the children entrusted to their care.

Some of its key findings include:

  • Failure to Report to Law Enforcement: “Out of almost 100 opportunities to do so since 1950, the Colorado Dioceses voluntarily reported clergy child sex abuse to law enforcement fewer than 10 times,” the Report states. “It is impossible to believe that Church personnel did not know even in 1950 that sexually abusing a person is a serious crime. It is almost as hard to believe — but proven by the documents we reviewed from all the way up to at least the early 1990s — that professionals asserting high moral authority chose to protect their institution and their colleagues over children. We also found evidence from as late as the 1980s that this culture of Church self-protection was reinforced by punishment imposed on Church personnel who did report child sex abuse. The Colorado Dioceses’ advances in training to reduce abuse in the first place, and their procedures for responding to abuse when it does occur, still have not eliminated this persistent problem.”
  • Failure to Act Put Kids in Peril: It took an average of 19.5 years before Colorado Dioceses restricted a priest’s authority after receiving an allegation that he sexually abused a child, and “Nearly a hundred children were sexually abused in the interim.”
  • Transferring Abusers: The Report concluded that “the record we compiled below is flush with examples of the Colorado Dioceses transferring child sex abusers just ahead of the child sex abuse scandals which often generate abuse reports and documentation.”
  • Abuse Occurred After Bishops Knew: 97 victims (well over 50 percent of the 166) were sexually abused after the Bishops knew that the perpetrators had sexually abused children previously.
  • Secret Code Language: The Report confirmed “the Roman Catholic Church’s long history of silence, self-protection, and secrecy empowered by euphemism. In the past, the Colorado Dioceses have deployed elusive, opaque language to shroud reports and their knowledge of clergy child sex abuse.”

You are not alone. We are here to help.

We encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by priests, other Catholic clergy, or employees of the Catholic Church in Colorado to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. We have a reputation for being the best at what we do, and that begins and ends with our ability to support, protect and guide you along your journey towards justice and healing. Your identity and information will remain completely confidential.

It’s time for truth. It’s time for action. Call us confidentially today: 1-800-ITS-TIME

Colorado Independent Compensation Programs (ICP)

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, and other religious clerics associated with the Archdiocese of Denver, Diocese of Colorado Springs and Diocese of Pueblo, including those who were assigned within or working in the geographic boundaries of the Archdiocese or Dioceses, who have been accused of sexual misconduct. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources. Download our report.

Although pursuing the Colorado ICP might be the right decision for some survivors, we believe there is a better way to protect children and find justice. These compensation programs only offer compensation; they do not require full transparency regarding clergy abuse and how these dioceses protected perpetrator priests, as litigation likely would. Nor do they require the dioceses to implement child protection protocols, as litigation likely would. In addition, survivors of child sexual abuse by members of religious orders, priests from other dioceses or lay persons are not eligible to participate in the programs. And survivors who accept compensation through the programs waive their right to file a lawsuit against the dioceses in the future.

Details of the compensation programs can be found here.

Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse by priests, other Catholic clergy, or employees of the Catholic Church in Colorado to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Contact us today. We have a reputation for being the best at what we do, and that begins and ends with our ability to support, protect and guide you along your journey towards justice and healing.

It’s time for truth. It’s time for action. Call us confidentially today: 1-800-ITS-TIME

The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese and Dioceses of Colorado

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, and other religious clerics associated with the Archdiocese of Denver, Diocese of Colorado Springs and Diocese of Pueblo, including those who were assigned within or working in the geographic boundaries of the Archdiocese or Dioceses, who have been accused of sexual misconduct. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources. Download our report.

Accused Priests and Clergy

Within the selected diocese, click the name of an accused priest for more details about their assignment history as well as, when available, pertinent biographical information, and perpetrator photo/video. All information has been collected from public sources.