Attorney Comments: Read the second section of this article for commentary from sex abuse victim lawyer Marc Lenahan on the legal rights of abuse victims and their families.
The owner of Sensory Ranch in El Paso was arrested in August 2019 for allegedly sexually abusing a child at the horse therapy ranch for children with learning disabilities.
65-year-old Homero Baeza Licon has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.
He is accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl who was being tutored at the ranch. Police began investigating Baeza Licon after the girl reported the alleged sexual abuse to her mother.
Sensory Ranch offers tutoring and occupational and speech therapy to children with learning disabilities. It also offers horse rides and a farm animal petting zoo for children.
Marc Lenahan is a sex abuse victims lawyer who helps victims and their families find justice through civil lawsuits. Here is Marc with some thoughts on the legal options available to sex abuse victims and their families:
Sexual predators are often found working in positions of trust with children. Sadly, these predators seek out positions where they'll have the chance to exploit the trust of their communities. When a child is sexually abused by someone in a position of trust, the victim's family should be aware of their legal rights.
Reporting sexual abuse to law enforcement is crucial, as it's important to remove the predator from their position before they can abuse others. Additionally, victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the perpetrator or the business where the abuse occurred.
Each sex abuse case is unique and the available legal options depend on the circumstances of the case. If you or your child is a victim of sexual abuse, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced sex abuse victim lawyers.