Legal Recourse For Victims of Institutional Sexual Assault
Brian Kent has made a career out of helping the survivors of sexual assault find justice and support. Here are some of his thoughts on the legal options available to survivors of institutional sexual assault:
In Pennsylvania, institutional sexual assault is a crime which refers to cases of sexual assault involving certain authority figures and the individuals they have authority over. This charge applies in cases involving schools, healthcare facilities, therapists, summer camps, and a variety of other organizations, facilities, and businesses.
When an authority figure abuses their power to sexually assault someone entrusted with their care, it’s crucial to make sure the perpetrator is held criminally responsible for their actions. Additionally, the victims of these crimes often have grounds for a school sex abuse lawsuit against the institution for failing to prevent sexual assault.
If your family has recently been affected by institutional sexual assault, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking with an experienced sexual assault victims lawyer.
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