Attorney Commentary: In the second part of this article, sex abuse victim lawyer Reed Martens will discuss the legal rights of daycare sex abuse victims and their families.
The assistant director of Butler Community College's EduCare Daycare Center was arrested on May 3 for allegedly sexually abusing a child about five years ago.
The El Dorado Police Department released a statement today announcing that Brent Martin was arrested on Sunday and faces a charge of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The alleged abuse happened at the daycare on the Butler Community College campus in El Dorado.
According to the police, Martin "was involved in multiple community organizations where he came into contact with children."
This investigation remains ongoing. Police have asked anyone with related information or who believes their child is a sexual abuse victim to contact Detective Kayla Gatz at 316-322-4498.
Attorney contributor Reed Martens is an experienced sex abuse victim lawyer who represents daycare sex abuse victims and their parents in civil lawsuits. Reed has some information to add on the legal rights of these victims and families:
Clearly, the top priority for all daycares must be the safety of the children under their watch. While most daycares keep these children safe, there have also been several reports of daycare employees sexually abusing children. The victims of these heinous crimes deserve justice, answers, and support.
When a daycare employee is charged with sexually abusing a child at the daycare, a full investigation must take place. It's critical to prosecute the suspect, find any other victims, and determine if the daycare did everything it could to prevent the abuse.
Some daycare sex abuse cases only happen because of negligence, such as failing to run background checks before hiring employees. In cases of negligence, daycare sex abuse victims and their parents may have grounds for a lawsuit against the daycare.
If you or a loved one has been sexually abused at a daycare, you can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced sex abuse victim lawyers.