Were you or a loved one sexually abused by Bernard Squires, a former Southern Baptist pastor in Columbia City, Indiana? Our experienced sexual abuse attorneys are here to help. We understand the deep challenges faced by sexual abuse survivors. You have suffered a great trauma. You deserve strong support through this time of need. Learn more from a Southern Baptist Convention sexual abuse lawyer.
Bernard Squires led a Southern Baptist Congregation in Columbia City, Indiana. He also volunteered as a chaplain for the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department. In 2010, he was convicted after pleading guilty to charges of distribution of child pornography, according to the Herald Bulletin.
While Squires has not been charged or convicted for child sexual abuse, our attorneys believe that some victims may have yet to step forward. If you or a loved one were abused by pastor Squires, you have powerful legal options.
Indiana’s strong tradition of civil law allows Indiana sexual abuse survivors and their families to file a civil lawsuit for financial compensation.
You may be eligible to pursue significant financial damages. Our dedicated legal team is now investigating cases of Southern Baptist sexual abuse on behalf of survivors. Some victims may be able to file suit against the Southern Baptist congregation.
Brian Squires is now serving a jail term. In 2010, he was sentenced to serve 12 years, 7 months in prison, along with another five years on supervised release, on the charge of distributing child pornography. As part of a plea agreement, U.S. District Judge Theresa Springmann dismissed a second charge of possessing child pornography.
Squires was arrested in the summer of 2009 following an investigation by an FBI cyber crimes task force. Federal investigators discovered upwards of 10,000 pornographic images and 5,000 videos on his computer.