Former Browning Pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber Goes to Trial For Child Sex Abuse Allegations September 4

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Former Doctor Faces Trial For Child Sexual Abuse In September

Stanley Patrick Weber, a former pediatrician who worked for Indian Health Services, is scheduled to stand trial next month for allegations that he groomed, intoxicated, and raped two young boys in his practice and his home on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation while he was living and working there from 1992 to 1995.

Additionally, Weber is facing federal charges in South Dakota – in 2017, he was indicted there on 10 counts of aggravated sex abuse, sexual abuse, and sex abuse of a minor. Four boys from the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota (where Weber worked from 1995-2016) allege that Weber sexually abused them. That case has still not gone to trial, but those four boys are expected to testify at the trial in Montana.

Allegations of sexual abuse against Weber date as recently as 2011. He was employed by Indian Health Services until May 2016.

Legal Options For Survivors of Child Sex Abuse

Attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com has some rights on the legal rights for survivors of child sexual abuse:

While cases of child sexual abuse by authority figures make many headlines, many victims of such abuse never come forward. There are a number of reasons for this – some blame themselves, others are afraid of repercussions, while others think that too much time has passed to take legal action. Whether you’re an adult survivor of child sexual abuse or a parent who suspects your child may be abused, it’s important to know that both the criminal justice system and civil court system can help you. Speaking with an experienced crime victim lawyer can help you better understand how the legal system can bring you justice.

In some cases, survivors and their families may have the right to file a lawsuit against either the perpetrator, their employer or another third party who enabled the abuse, or both. This can help provide financial support for damages related to your abuse or assault, such as medical expenses, therapy costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

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About the Author:

Brian Kent, Esq. is a partner at Laffey, Bucci & Kent. Brian is nationally recognized as a leading attorney victims' rights lawyer. He has represented numerous clients who have been injured because of criminal actions of another including, sexual abuse cases, hit by drunk driver cases, and negligent security cases.

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