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Sexual Assault

What can you do if you were assaulted or raped on a cruise ship? Your cruise vacation has been booked and you are picturing yourself laying poolside with a drink in hand.  You look forward to the food, gambling, excursions and shows – a fun and relaxing vacation. What you’re…

Lawsuits Against Catholic Priests Guilty of Sexual Abuse In recent years, the tragic history of sexual abuse of child parishioners by priests has shaken the Catholic Church. In every U.S. state, and around the globe, investigations have uncovered thousands of credible allegations of sexual misconduct committed by priests over decades….

Looking Up Catholic Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse In recent years, information has emerged that details the history of abuse committed by Catholic priests against children and other parishioners. While painful, every new revelation serves to bring Church wrongdoing to light, exposing how Church institutions have often protected abuser-priests at…

Holding Priests Accountable for Sexual Abuse If the early 21st century has had a common theme, one could argue it consists of a surge in efforts to hold historically protected and powerful individuals and institutions accountable for long-running, long-ignored misconduct. The reckoning that has come upon the Catholic Church stands…

Defining Florida Sexual Abuse The American Psychological Association (APA) defines sexual abuse as “unwanted sexual activity, with perpetrators using force, making threats, or taking advantage of victims not able to give consent.” Situations that define sexual abuse in Florida will be further discussed below; however, children and mentally vulnerable adults…

Recovery From Sexual Abuse The sexual abuse of vulnerable adults and children happens far too often across the nation. Survivors who experience this trauma face a lifetime of emotional struggles and a decreased quality of life when they do not actively engage in the healing process. Seeking justice after sexual…

Defining Signs of Sexual Abuse No one wants to think about sexual abuse. That’s one of the reasons why abusers get away with it for so long. Unfortunately, young, vulnerable children are often the victims. Long after the abuser stops (or someone stops them), young victims deal with emotional, physical,…

Reporting Florida Sexual Abuse and Assault Sexual abuse is a crime that victims may keep a secret for many years. Recent, well-publicized allegations of sexual abuse within organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America and the Catholic Church have resulted in the waiver of the statute of limitations in…