Legal Options For Victims of Sexual Abuse by School Employees
Attorney contributor Brian Kent specializes in helping survivors of sexual abuse find answers, support, and justice. Here is Brian with a few thoughts on the legal options available to school sex abuse victims and their families:
Sexual abuse by school staff members has become a nationwide problem. Sexual predators often seek out positions where they’ll have authority and be trusted, which means our schools are common targets. Schools must stay aware of these risks and do everything they can to keep their students safe from these predators, such as running background checks and taking any allegations of sexual misconduct seriously.
There are many difficult issues that need to be addressed after a student comes forward with allegations of sexual abuse by a staff member. The allegations must be reported to the authorities, who can then begin investigating and prosecuting the perpetrator. Additionally, it’s important to determine if the school failed to do all that they could to prevent or stop the abuse. In cases that involve school negligence, the victims and their families may have grounds for a school sex abuse lawsuit.
If you or someone in your family has been sexually abused by a school staff member, your family may be able to find justice through a civil lawsuit. You can learn more about your family’s legal options by contacting one of our experienced sex abuse survivors lawyers.
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