Legal Rights For Student Victims of Sexual Abuse
School sex abuse lawyer Brian Kent helps student sex abuse victims and their families find justice in civil lawsuits. We’ve asked Brian to share some of his thoughts on the legal rights of students who have been sexually abused by coaches and other school employees:
In many sex abuse cases, the perpetrator was not a stranger, but someone in a position of trust who was close to the victim. Unfortunately, our sex abuse victim lawyers have seen many cases of school sports coaches, teachers, and other school staff members sexually abusing students.
School officials have a legal duty to be aware of the problem our nation’s schools have with sexual abuse by employees. These officials must do everything they can to make sure their students are protected from sexual predators.
In some cases, student victims of sexual abuse were only abused because of school negligence – such as a failure to investigate reports of inappropriate behavior by an employee towards students. When negligence has been a factor, student sex abuse victims and their parents may have grounds for a lawsuit against the school district.
If you or your child has been sexually abused by a coach or another school employee, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced sex abuse victim lawyers.
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