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Sexual Assault

Child Sexual Abuse
  • In Florida, 2,151 children are victims of sexual abuse in a given year.
  • That number represents 4.7% of maltreatment victims.
  • 26 children who died nationwide in a studied year from maltreatment suffered sexual abuse.
  • At least 1 child died because of sexual abuse.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Our world can pose many dangers for children. As parents, we want to know that we’ve done all we can to protect the kids we love. But sometimes risks can be found in the places we’d like to think are the safest for our children. All too often, children suffer sexual molestation or assault at school, in daycare facilities, at church or in other surroundings that should be safe. When sexual assaults on children take place, rapid action is called for. Once you ensure that your child has been removed from further exposure to harm and medical and any other necessary treatment has been obtained, talk with an attorney experienced in managing cases involving child sexual assault.

The institutions we trust with the protection of our children must not expose them to assault. When children are victimized, we provide aggressive representation to seek compensation and to see that their attackers are brought to justice.

Fort Myers and Naples personal injury attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, know that child protective services workers investigate more than 3 million abuse and neglect complaints involving children yearly. Some 772,000 kids are found to be maltreated in some way. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 9.5% of maltreated children suffer sexual abuse. Other sources estimate that about 1 in every 5 American children endures some kind of mistreatment. About 1% of U.S. children are thought to be victims of sexual assault.

At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, our sexual assault injury lawyers know that perpetrators of sexual assault on children often are revealed to be relatives or other caregivers. Any instance of sexual assault demands immediate and thorough investigation. Perpetrators of sexual abuse must be identified and apprehended. It is also important to identify day care workers, teachers, school administrators or others who were entrusted with your child’s care but failed to provide adequate protection or supervision. When daycare owners or workers, school personnel, and other adults fail to appropriately oversee their facilities or neglect to take the actions necessary to assure that children in their care are safe, they must be held responsible for their negligence.

If your child has been the victim of a sexual attack or assault of any sort, contact the Fort Myers, Naples or Cape Coral sexual assault injury attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured. Our firm is committed to bringing your child’s attacker to justice. We offer you a free consultation to discuss your case and your child’s rights. We charge no fees unless we win damages for you.

800-646-1210 – Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner – Focused on Justice

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