Man says his childhood attorney knew his mother abused him
A 23 year old man is suing the attorney who represented him as a minor during his parents’ divorce proceedings because, he says, she knew about the abuse his mother inflicted on him and did nothing about it.
Carlos J. Carrillo says that Stacey Platt of the Loyola Child Law Center “was very aware of the severity and frequency of abuse” that Carrillo’s mother inflicted on him and his siblings but there is no record of her attempting to protect the children.
Carrillo points to a police report showing that his mother pulled a knife on him and threatened to stab him as well as three court orders requiring his mother to get anger management counseling, which she never did and which Platt never moved the court to enforce.
The complaint also states that Carrillo’s mother stabbed his father in the chest.
Carrillo says that, as a result of the abuse by his mother, he was not able to lead a normal life and is now jobless with poor credit and three drunk driving arrests.
He is seeking at least $500,000 from Platt and Loyola University and for them to pay for mental health treatment and college.
Read the complaint after the jump.
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