Douglas Meerdink

A Call for Witnesses: Victims of Sexual Predator Douglas Meerdink

In November 2022, Redmond resident and Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church Sunday school teacher Douglas Meerdink was arrested and charged by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with three felony counts of possession of child pornography. In the charging documents, the attorney’s office stated, “The Defendant’s collection of sexual abuse materials indicate he is particularly interested in the sadistic sexual abuse of very minor children.”

Law enforcement was tipped off by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), who had received a report from the media and technology company Yahoo! stating a user had uploaded 2,114 sexually explicit images of minors to an account linked to Meerdink. During the investigation, law enforcement learned Meerdink was a Sunday school teacher at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church, where he taught second and third graders.

In 1998, Meerdink was convicted of soliciting an underage sex worker. Records show he was no longer required to register as a sex offender as of 2003.

We are concerned there are more victims of Douglas Meerdink who have yet to come forward. If you or someone you know suffered abuse at the hands of Meerdink, we encourage you to contact us. The information you have can help those who may have been harmed by Meerdink’s horrendous actions.

How PCVA Can Help

Our nationally recognized attorneys have represented thousands of sexual abuse survivors, helping them achieve justice by holding accountable the institutions and individuals that failed to protect them and recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in damages on their behalf. While no amount of monetary compensation can erase the trauma of abuse, the financial assistance can help pay for necessary expenses to allow the healing process to begin.

Our attorneys have been involved in some of the most complicated and concerning sexual abuse cases in the country and are often consulted by other law firms for guidance and expertise when representing sexual abuse survivors. We take a trauma-informed approach to our representation that acknowledges the sensitive nature of these cases.

If you or a loved one has experienced sexual abuse or assault at the hands of Douglas Meerdink, our attorneys are here to listen and help. Schedule a no obligation and confidential consultation with one of our lawyers by completing our online form or calling us at (253) 948-3199 or (206) 536-2850.

For information on what to look for when hiring a child sexual abuse lawyer, see our article on this topic.

How much do you charge?

Our work is done on a contingency basis. This means that you do not pay us on an hourly basis, and we advance the costs of litigation. If we help you resolve your case, we receive a percentage of the amount you receive, and you reimburse us for the costs we advanced on your behalf.

Examples of Our Case Results

$4.25M Settlement in Sexual Assault Case Against Issaquah School District
$4.2M Settlement Reached in Coach Sexual Abuse Case Against University Place School District
$3M Settlement in Coach Sexual Abuse Case Against Seattle Public Schools
$2.25M Settlement for Sexual Abuse at Rainier School
$2M Settlement for Sexual Abuse of 10 Juveniles at Green Hill School
$500K Settlement for Sexual Abuse at Bethel High School
$333K Settlement for Sexual Abuse Against Walla Walla School District

Additional Resources

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network):
State Law Database: