When Children Fall Victim to Sexual Assault
Children deserve the chance to be innocent, finding wonder and joy as they learn the world and the intricacies of human interaction. Sadly, there are often situations and instances that work to cut the wonder of youth short. One tragic example of such a situation is sexual assault performed on a child. While this act is illegal and those committing the crime can be prosecuted under American law, it is important to realize there are other liable parties that must be held accountable for this unacceptable act as well, such as school teachers and administrators.
Sexual assault can take many forms, from sexually abusive language and speech to inappropriate touching or more. When this happens to a child it is important to note there are many likely emotions, experiences, and situations that can arise from the incident. If your child has been sexually assaulted while at school, it is likely they will experience the following:
Physical pain and injury Prolonged suffering, both mental and physical Significant emotional trauma Psychological damage Need for costly medical treatment Emotionally and mentally exhausting criminal proceedings Prolonged need for mental care
When something this tragic occurs it is likely your child and your family will be forever changed. While you cannot undo the tragedy that has occurred, you can take steps to begin recovery and move on from the incident. Having the support of an accomplished and experienced attorney can help you fight against those responsible for your child’s assault and seek the financial compensation you need and deserve.
For More Information
If you would like to learn more about child safety, schoolyard accident liability or sexual assault accountability, visit the website of the Tucson sexual assault attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. today.