Legal Options For Student Victims Sex Abuse Victims and Their Families by Teacher
Attorney contributor Brian Kent, a former sex-crimes prosecutor, represents victims of sexual abuse and their families in civil lawsuits. Kent provides insight to students and their families on the legal rights of students sexually abused by teachers.
There is a legal duty for school officials and administrators to ensure the safety of their students. Protecting students from sexual assault and sexual predators must be enforced as a part of a school’s safety plan. Unfortunately, sexual predators sometimes work in schools as coaches, teachers, administration, and other positions. When a teacher is charged with sexual abuse of students, victims and their families should be aware of their legal rights and ask if the school did enough to prevent the possible abuse.
In some cases, sexual abuse by a teacher or coach is preventable. A school could be considered negligible for ignoring previous complaints of misconduct by the arrested teacher. In school negligence cases, student sex abuse victims and their families may have grounds for legal action.
If you or a loved one has been sexually abused by a teacher or school employee, you can learn more about your legal options through a free consultation by contacting our experienced sex abuse victim lawyers.
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