Legal Recourse for Victims of Sexual Assault by School Employees
Attorney contributor and lawyer for sexual abuse by softball coach, Brian Kent has a background as a sex crimes prosecutor and currently represents sexual assault survivors in civil lawsuits. Here is some insight from Brian regarding the legal options available to school sex abuse victims and their families:
In any field that involves working with kids, it’s crucial to properly screen new employees and make sure that the children are safe. Sadly, sexual predators often seek out positions in our schools, youth sports leagues, religious organizations, and other fields. When a school employee or someone else in a position of trust commits child sexual abuse, it’s important both to see the offender prosecuted and to hold the organization responsible if their negligence allowed the abuse to happen.
In some situations, sexual abuse is preventable and occurs only due to negligence by the school – such as hiring an employee with a history of sexual misconduct. In cases that involve negligence, the victims and their parents may have the right to file a lawsuit against the school.
If you or your child is a survivor of sexual abuse by a school employee, your family can find justice for the trauma you’ve suffered. If you’d like to learn more about your family’s legal options, consider contacting one of our experienced sexual abuse survivors attorneys.
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