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Sexual Assault

How Can I Tell if My Child Was Sexually Abused? There are few things that can cause as much emotional and psychological trauma as sexual abuse. This terrible crime is already heinous enough when perpetrated against an adult but takes on an entirely new level of deplorability when children are…

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before their eighteenth birthday. 96 percent of the people who sexually abuse children are male, and nearly 77 percent of these perpetrators are adults at the time that the abuse…

How Long do You Have to File a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit? Sexual abuse is a horrible experience that affects thousands of people across the country. Many people end up being sexually assaulted and abused in a number of situations where people in positions of power or people, people they trusted,…

Holding Boy Scouts of America Responsible for Scout Leader Sexual Assault Millions of young boys venture out on camping trips and club meetings every year with the Boy Scouts of America; a mainstay of American youth education when it comes to the outdoors and leadership. While the Boy Scouts of…

Sexual Assaults on Cruise Ships a Growing Problem We all think of cruise lines as an ultimate vacation experience where we can escape from the stresses of everyday life to enjoy a seaside voyage. Most of the time we only consider things like falling overboard and perhaps a little too…

Holding Catholic Clergy Accountable for Sexual Assault The Catholic dioceses have seen more than their fair share of controversy in recent years over the continuing issue of clergy members that commit sexual assault against members of their congregation, oftentimes children. The pursuit of justice against those that would abuse their…

What Kind of Restitution is Possible for Sexual Assault Survivors According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network or RAINN, an American is sexually assaulted every 92 seconds. Their statistics indicate that there is an average of 321,500 victims over the age of eleven of sexual assault and rape…

Seeking Restitution for Sexual Crimes Committed by Church Leaders There has been a new resurgence of awareness in the public concerning the amount of sexual abuse that occurs behind closed doors in a number of Catholic institutions. Films such as Spotlight released in 2015 that highlight the investigation of sexual…

Seeking Compensation for Damages Caused by Sexual Trafficking Those that are guilty of the crime of human trafficking and sexual predation on minors are typically dealt with particularly harshly by the law due to the egregious nature of their crimes that cause severe pain and suffering to those that experience…

Understanding Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking’s Effects No doubt you have at least heard of the terms human trafficking or sex trafficking once or twice. These terms conjure up truly terrible images of people that are forced into sexual labor against their will. These images and concepts often may seem…