Lawyer Comments: In the second part of this article, victims lawyer Kevin Biniazin discusses filing a sexual assault lawsuit for sexual assault by a physical therapist.
A physical therapist at Encompass Therapy in Albermarle County, Virginia was arrested in March on a sexual battery charge. 52-year-old Richard Eugene Moore, Jr. was charged with one misdemeanor count of sexual battery on Wednesday, March 18.
The Albermarle County Police Department received a sexual battery complaint on February 10. The report alleged that Moore sexually assaulted a victim at Encompass Therapy. This led to a police investigation.
Police have not released many details regarding these allegations. It is not clear if the alleged victim was a client or what their relationship was to Moore.
Anyone with information regarding this case has been asked to call Detective Chuck Marshall of the Albermarle County Police Department at (434) 296-5807.
Sexual assault lawyer Kevin Biniazin represents victims and their families in civil lawsuits against sexual predators and negligent third parties. Kevin has some information to add regarding the legal rights of physical therapist sexual assault victims:
Physical therapists are trusted by their clients and no one ever expects their physical therapist to violate this trust. While most physical therapists are trustworthy, there have also been cases of clients being sexually assaulted by their physical therapists. Predators in this field must be held accountable for their crimes and the victims deserve answers, support, and justice.
While the criminal justice system seeks to prosecute sexual predators, it often fails to directly address the needs of victims. Fortunately, victims can often find the support they need and deserve by filing their own civil sexual assault lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances of the crime, both the perpetrator and a negligent third party (such as a business where the assault took place) can be named in a sexual assault lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted by a physical therapist or someone else in a position of trust, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced sexual assault lawyers.