Archbishop Storheim Arrested for Sexual Assault

Archbishop Seraphim (Kenneth William) Storheim has stepped aside as head of the Canadian Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America after allegations of sexual abuse of boys surfaced. The Orthodox Church in America's website reported that Seraphim Storheim is on a leave of absence. According to CBC News, Archbishop Storheim has now been arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault. Prior to his charges, Seraphim Storheim held parishes in various communities across Canada. Seraphim Storheim has also held various positions of authority in the Orthodox Church in America throughout his career. This placed Seraphim Storheim in a position to gain the trust and confidence of young parishioners. The allegations against Archbishop Storheim have yet to be proven in court. Our firm has experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse involving many different religions including an active matter involving another religious orthodox church. Our sexual assault practice group leader, Susan Vella L.S.M., has devoted her practice of over 20 years to seeking civil remedies, including compensation, for survivors of sexual abuse and advancing the rights and objectives of survivors of sexual abuse against various religious institutions and within a variety of different communities across Canada. Should you require legal advice or assistance to advance a sexual abuse claim, please contact Ms. Vella or any member of her team for a free consultation at svella@rochongenova.com or telephone her (toll free) at 1-800-462-3864 or 416-548-9874.