School Sexual Abuse
School is a place for children to learn, but when a student is sexually abused by a teacher or fellow student, devastating harm is done.
Sexual abuse is the forcing of undesired sexual behavior by an individual upon another. Despite schools being supposed safe places where children can learn and socialize, it has happened too many times that sexual abuse has occurred within schools across the US.
About 1.8 million adolescents in the US have been the victims of sexual assault?
Who are the perpetrators of school sexual abuse?
An estimated 60% of perpetrators of sexual abuse are known to the child but are not family members, and could include people such as teachers and babysitters. However, it is important to know that not all sexual abuse perpetrators are adults. It has been estimated that over 20% of reported cases of child sexual abuse are perpetrated by individuals who are under 18, such as other school students. In the cases we see at PCVA, perpetrators are coaches, teachers, fellow students, or even bus drivers.
Our team of lawyers can represent groups of victims in relation to school sex abuse cases?
How can PCVA help?
Our team of lawyers know that it can be hard for people to come forward and talk about any sexual abuse. We handle every case with understanding and treat individuals sensitively. If you or your loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse in school then contact us today. Our team of lawyers can be here for you, to help you get the compensation that you deserve. They will also do everything that they can to ensure that you feel secure throughout the entire legal process.