Legal Recourse For Victims of Sexual Abuse by Teachers and Coaches
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents victims of sexual abuse in civil lawsuits. Brian has offered to share some thoughts regarding the legal rights of those who have been sexually abused by teachers and coaches:
Sexual predators are often found in positions of trust, including as teachers and youth sports coaches. Sadly, these predators are often close to their victims. Schools, youth sports organizations, and other institutions that involve adults working with children must do everything they can to protect the children under their watch from sexual predators.
In cases of sexual abuse involving teachers, coaches, and other trusted individuals, it’s important to investigate both the accused and the organization or institution. In some cases, a school or youth sports organization may be liable for failing to prevent or stop the abuse through negligence – such as failing to run background checks.
If you or your child is a survivor of sexual abuse by a teacher, coach, or someone else in a position of trust, you can learn more about your family’s legal rights by speaking with an experienced sex abuse victims attorney in a free consultation.
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