Legal Recourse For Victims of Sexual Abuse in Private and Religious Schools
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a sex abuse victims attorney who represents victims in civil lawsuits. Brian has offered to share some insight regarding the legal options available to religious school sexual abuse victims and their families:
Sexual predators are often found in positions of trust that involve working with children, such as in our community’s schools and religious organizations. These predators exploit the trust of their communities in order to commit these terrible crimes.
When a child is sexually abused at a private or religious school, it’s critical to make sure the victim gets the support they need, to prosecute the offender, and to determine if the school failed in their legal duty to protect their students.
In many cases, sexual abuse in schools only occurs due to negligence by the school. For example, a school might be considered negligent if there was a widespread culture of abuse and coverups by administrators. When negligence is found to have been a factor in a case of sexual abuse, the victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one is a victim of sexual abuse at a religious school, you can learn more about your family’s legal rights by speaking with an experienced sex abuse victims attorney in a free consultation.
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