Sexual Abuse in the Knights of Columbus
Multiple sexual abuse allegations involving the Columbian Squires
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal Catholic lay organization which has operated a national youth program, the Columbian Squires, since 1925. The Columbian Squires is a program for Catholic boys between the ages of 12 and 18. The Knights of Columbus appoints volunteer "adult leaders" to supervise units of the Columbian Squires in cities across the United States, and sponsors events for the Columbian Squires at the local, state, and national levels. Because it offers adult males the opportunity to groom and establish close relationships with adolescent boys, the Knights of Columbus has a significant responsibility to protect the boys in the Columbian Squires from the sexual predators who would infiltrate its ranks.
Our attorneys represent victims in pending cases against the Knights of Columbus, alleging that the Knights of Columbus failed to protect young boys in the Columbian Squires from a sexual predator.