Sexual Abuse | Assault
“Sexual predators of children and women seek to prey whenever opportunity permits. Nothing angers me more as a trial lawyer, a father, and grandfather than these innocents negligently exposed to the risk of sexual assault.”
Sexual predators of children place themselves in environments where they can create false relationships to gain false trust. Sadly, such places include day care facilities, youth organizations and camps, schools and churches. These organizations and facilities have a compelling responsibility in their hiring practices and personnel monitoring to ensure their employees and volunteers are not sexually stalking our children. Most do an excellent job, but some do not. When they fail they can and should be held legally responsible.
Additionally, owners of property and those who control premises have a responsibility under the law to maintain their property in a safe condition. This responsibility includes taking appropriate safety measures for foreseeable criminal activity, including rape. Proper premise control should include having appropriate lighting, adequate fencing, and necessary safety procedures regarding key code and hard key access to doors and gates. We have seen, in cases of sexual assault and rape, where failing to observe proper premise safety has resulted in an assault that otherwise could have been prevented.
If you or a member of your family has been the victim of a sexual assault, contact our office immediately for a confidential and sensitive consult to assess your rights.