Texas Sexual Abuse Lawyer
Hazing is a ritualistic practice that involves harassment, abuse, or humiliation as a form of initiating a person into a social group. Considered a rite of passage, hazing has been seen in many different social groups, including gangs, sports teams, schools, military units, workplaces, and fraternities. While hazing is in no way a new concept, recent public scrutiny has highlighted the fine line between traditional hazing or initiation and unlawful abuse. In addition, sexual hazing has become an increasingly prevalent and concerning issue.
Psychological studies surrounding intensely group-oriented social units have shown that hazing has become more violent, more humiliating, and more sexual. Physically and psychologically, sexual hazing can be extremely hazardous and detrimental to a victim. At its most malicious, hazing can reach the level of crime and can be prosecuted as a serious criminal offense such as sexual assault.
Hazing is unlawful when it transcends the boundaries of innocent behavior and crosses into offensive, violent, or sexualized abuse. Victims often feel a great deal of pressure from social groups to keep sexual hazing practices silent and a part of group's secrecy. At Stern Law Group, our legal team wants to encourage all victims and their families that they can step forward while maintaining confidentiality and take the legal actions to hold offenders and organizations liable for their actions.
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Stern Law Group has provided our experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate legal assistance to more than 30,000 clients and has seen several sexual hazing cases. With this insight, our legal team can conduct effective investigations that explore the offenders in question and the institution or group where the hazing took place. When your case can be taken further into the legal process and formal civil suits are filed, you can rest assured that our sexual abuse attorneys can fight to win. Contact Stern Law Group to discuss the circumstances involved in your case.