Child Sexual Abuse
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Sexual abuse against children can involve any type of sexual contact or inappropriate actions committed by an adult. In recent years, psychological and scientific studies have shown how significant these situations can impact victims and create a number of negative issues, including psychological trauma and emotional distress. Despite many efforts to combat child sexual abuse, it still remains a prevalent crime, with North American studies reporting that approximately 15% - 25% of women and 5% - 15% of men are sexually abused as children.
When it comes to the legal system, sexual abuse tends to act as an umbrella term that encompasses any type of unlawful sexual act. In crimes involving children, these acts can involve any type of short-term situations or incidents, including assault and molestation, or long-term and habitual abuse. It is also common in child sexual abuse cases that victims know the offender, including situations involving family members, friends, neighbors, teachers, and others within their community.
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The American Psychiatric Association states that children do not have the ability to consent to sexual activity and that any adult who engages in sexual acts or abuse is committing a serious criminal and immoral act. Our firm strongly believes in this definition of sexual abuse and we are devoted to aggressively representing victims and holding the responsible adults liable for their actions.
No matter the nature of your child sexual abuse case, you can be confident that our firm has the experience, legal knowledge and passion to protect your rights. We employ a 24 / 7 response team and are very passionate about our clients, their needs, and their goals. If you would like to discuss your case with an attorney and learn more about the legal actions you can take, contact Stern Law Group today.