Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse cases are among the toughest and most heartbreaking we see. If you or a family member is suffering the physical and emotional impact of this devastating form of abuse and need to speak with a sexual abuse lawyer, call us today. We are here to get you the compensation you need and deserve.

We’re here to help you find your voice or to speak for you when you’re not able, to find a path to justice and healing from the trauma of your experience.

Sexual assault, sexual abuse, rape, and sex trafficking are catastrophic acts that wound victims for a lifetime. These crimes are so atrocious that survivors not only often have to overcome physical injuries, they are also left to suffer from substantial psychological and emotional injuries.

Sexual Abuse Cases

Survivors often need professional therapy to overcome the traumatic experiences associated with sexual abuse and they routinely incur lost wages or loss of support related to their terrible ordeal. Perpetrators of sexual abuse can be arrested and prosecuted with criminal charges, but criminal proceedings yield little practical relief to victims. Fortunately, in many instances, sexual abuse survivors may also file civil claims to recover significant financial compensation for damages.

Sexual abuse is a blanket term covering several types of sexual crime, from inappropriate touching and molestation to rape and other forms of sexual assault. Beasley Allen’s sexual abuse lawyers represent victims of sexual crimes nationwide.

Types of Sexual Abuse

Sex Trafficking

How are individuals trafficked in the ever-growing world of the commercial sex trade?

Investigations carried out by our sexual abuse lawyers reveal that hotels, resorts, nightclubs, casinos, and other establishments often allow this hideous enterprise to thrive by putting on blinders and turning their back on clear signs of abuse. Some of these businesses and organizations would rather pursue and protect profits than put an end to this incredibly dangerous problem.

Sexual Assault Cases in Private Schools or Organizations

These cases involve educators, administrators, and other school employees or contractors who sexually assault, abuse, or rape students or members of private organizations. The sexual assault of students is a heinous form of predatory conduct that is rising at alarming rates.

For instance, public elementary and secondary schools reported an increase in sexual violence incidents of more than 50% during the 2017-18 school year, according to the U.S. Department of Education. In the 2017-18 school year, schools reported about 15,000 total incidents of sexual violence – a 55% increase over the 2015-16 school year.

College Campus Sexual Assault, Abuse and Rape

According to a study conducted by the Association of American Universities (AAU), 23.1% of females undergraduate students and 5.4% of male undergraduate students experience rape or another form of sexual assault, such as physical force, violence, or incapacitation. The same study found that more than one out of ten undergraduate and graduate students experience rape or other forms of sexual assault.

Sexual Assault or Abuse by Medical Providers, Counselors or Caregivers

Many survivors of sexual abuse, both children and adults, have experienced abuse within a medical or caregiving environment, such as a hospital, nursing home or other residential care facility or daycare program.

Religious or Civic Organizations Sexual Misconduct and Clergy Sexual Abuse

Historically, many cases of abuse by clergy members and others affiliated with religious organizations have occurred during church outings, church activities, on-site visits for church counseling, and other church-related events and activities. Abuse by religious authorities is particularly insidious as it preys on victims’ trust, most of whom are children. This egregious criminal behavior spans decades into the past and unfortunately persists just as robustly today, regardless of past revelations.

Professional Sports Athletes and Entertainment Industry Sexual Assault, Abuse and Rape

Amid the growing #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, many individuals have stepped forward to courageously share with the public their experiences as sexual assault / sexual abuse survivors in their careers as athletes, actors, producers, models, musicians, and other professions in the sports and entertainment industries.

College Sports Sexual Assault, Abuse and Rape

Sexual violence in college sports is starting to receive more attention in the media. Studies show that between 2% and 8% of athletes are victims of sexual abuse within a sports environment. Sadly, non-athlete students often become victims of sexual abuse by those associated or affiliated with athletic programs. A recent study revealed that of the 46% of participants who engaged in sexually coercive behaviors on campus, more than half were intercollegiate and recreational athletes.

How can Beasley Allen’s sexual abuse attorneys help me?

Survivors of sexual abuse can face a long and daunting road to recovery. The emotional and psychological trauma sexual abuse survivors grapple with can manifest in a spectrum of disorders, including PTSD, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, insomnia, distrust, and relationship issues, to name a few. While therapy and counseling truly can help pull survivors out of pain and trauma, in many cases more is needed.

We believe that compensation for the pain and trauma of sexual abuse will help survivors focus more on healing and becoming whole again. Our sexual abuse lawyers will fight for you every step of the way to make sure you are justly and adequately compensated. Contact us today for a free, confidential, no-obligation evaluation of your case.

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