Sexual abuse victims are often left with long-lasting physical and emotional scars. When these unfortunate incidences occur, it is crucial that offenders are held accountable for their actions, to prevent future incidences from occurring.
Sexual Abuse Victims Statistics
Sexual abuse victims may be adults or children. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old.
Unfortunately, sexual abuse crimes are frequently under-reported. 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police. Researchers suggest that incidences of false reporting are uncommon, accounting for between 2% and 10% of reported incidences.
The trauma that sexual abuse victims experience can be life-long. While this type of lawsuit may bring up painful memories in the short-term, it can provide needed resolution in many circumstances. At Perry Charnoff, our sexual abuse victims lawyers take a holistic approach to this field of the law. This means we place emphasis on changing the conversation to prevent future injustice from occurring.
You will not pay any legal fees unless we recover money for you.
Some common circumstances for sexual abuse can include:
- Sexual abuse by priests and clergy
- Sexual abuse in schools
- Sexual abuse in youth sports
- Sexual harassment on college campuses
If you or a loved one has suffered a sexual abuse or assault, it’s important to report this incident and contact an attorney immediately. At Perry Charnoff, our lawyers have years of trial experience. We take a compassionate approach to seeking the justice that victims deserve.
Sexual abuse in schools may be committed by teachers, counselors, or other students. It may occur at the school or in a childcare setting.
Sexual harassment on college campuses may occur when a teacher, advisor, or another student behaves inappropriately or makes unwelcome sexual comments or physical advances on a student.
Sexual abuse in youth sports may be committed by a coach or teammate. It can also occur in other youth organizations such as boy scouts or girl scouts.
Sexual abuse may occur within religious organizations. It can even be committed by trusted members of the clergy or priests. Incidences of sexual abuse by priests and clergy are often not isolated.
Contact Perry Charnoff PLLC for Help
At Perry Charnoff, our attorneys will work with you closely through every step of the legal process in order to handle your case with the dignity and respect it deserves. As dedicated trial attorneys, we approach each case ready to fight for your rights in the courtroom. We offer free consultations, and our contingent fee policy guarantees that you will not pay any attorney fees unless we achieve a recovery in your case. Please call us today at (703) 291-6650 or complete the form on this page to learn more.