Sexual abuse is nothing short of devastating, and the stress from it can cause lifelong effects.
The attorneys of Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys are ready to help victims overcome these traumatic events by seeking proper justice on their behalf. We can help sexual abuse victims hold the abuser and others involved responsible for their actions.
Find justice against sexual abuse by contacting the law office of Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys.
What is sexual abuse?
In general terms, sexual abuse indicates an undesired sexual encounter. Often times, but not always, the victim may be a child or teen. It may involve any of the following:
- Being forced to view pornographic photos or videos
- Taking or distributing inappropriate photos or videos
- Sexual or inappropriate comments or requests
- Showing private parts to the victim, or forcing the victim to reveal theirs
- Making the victim touch one’s private parts, or touching theirs
- Oral sex on either the victim or the abuser
- Penetration of either the victim or the abuser
People that are less able to protect themselves against their abuser are often targets. This misuse of power may involve a victim that is smaller in size to the abuser, such as a child, teen, woman, handicapped person, or smaller-framed person. Other roles of authority such as a teacher, older family member, boss, or religious leader may make their victim feel obligated to accept sexual abuse.
What are the effects?
After a person is sexually abused, their suffering may continue for years or even forever after the events come to a stop. There may be physical injuries involved, but the true pain is so much more than that. Mental issues regarding their self-worth, trusting others, and sexual health can occur.
If an adult notices signs of sexual abuse, such as the above-mentioned effects, it is their duty to take actions in protecting the victim. This is especially true when the victim is a child.
Sexual Assault, Rape, and Molestation
Sexual assault is a sexual act that happens without the victim’s consent. It may involve any of the following:
- Rape or attempted rape, including sodomy
- Forced oral sex
- Child molestation
- Inappropriate fondling
Victims of these acts are often nervous about reporting the incident(s), but it is their legal right to hold the abuser responsible. An attorney from our firm is ready to help.
Overcoming Sexual Abuse
The lawyers of our firm have a full understanding of sexual abuse and what it can do to a person. We are here to listen and assist any victim in seeking justice. If you or someone you hold dear is being affected by sexual abuse, the time to act is now. Put a stop to this disturbing crime by getting the support you need.
If you or someone you love is a survivor of sexual abuse, call Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys today at 1-800-229-7989.