According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, every two and one-half minutes, someone is sexually assaulted somewhere in the United States. Darkness to Light Foundation reports that one in 4 girls and one in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.
The psychological trauma, emotional distress and physical injuries caused by sexual molestation or rape can be permanent. Offenders are most often not strangers but persons in positions of trust to the child and the family. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that in cases of child sexual abuse the child knows the offender in 8 out of 10 cases.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of sexual abuse, it is important to get help from appropriate health care professionals. Support groups are also available to lend support to families in crisis.
In Tennessee, the person responsible for sexual abuse can be made to compensate the victim for the damages caused and for future therapy and medical treatment. Employers and others who ignore or overlook warnings and place offenders in positions of trust to their victims can also be held responsible for their negligence or even recklessness in doing so.
The experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. have significant experience representing victims of sexual abuse against individual offenders as well as persons responsible for placing offenders in positions of trust.
If you would like to speak to one of our award-winning attorneys about a potential sexual abuse claim, please contact us online or call us anytime at 615-742-4880 or 866.812.8787. We only get paid if we recover money for you.