According to PIX11, a music teacher was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a student at his Music Play Studios located at 33 River Dr. S, Jersey City, NJ 07310.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested 62-year-old David Musial. Musial owns the music studio on River Drive South. He has been accused of sexually assaulting a male student multiple times from 2018 to 2022. The victim was only 14 years old when the abuse began. Musial has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent helps sex abuse victims and their families find justice through civil lawsuits in the state of New Jersey. As an experienced sex abuse attorney, Brian shared some of the legal rights available for victims sexually assaulted by a music teacher, including when they can sue for compensation.
"Children's music studios should maintain a secure environment for their students. When sexual predators work in these roles, they have easy access to innocent victims. By implementing background checks for all of its staff and putting security cameras in all of their lesson rooms, music studios can lower the possibility of threats like sexual battery and assault."
"Victims of sexual assault at the hands of a music teacher may have both criminal and civil legal redress, depending on the specifics. When victims report abuse to law enforcement, it may prompt an investigation that results in charges. If the martial arts studio's owner didn't provide adequate security, they might be liable for any accidents that happened there. The best approach for victims and their families to learn more about their legal options, including the potential for filing a civil complaint, is to speak with an experienced attorney who specializes in matters involving sexual assault."