Legal Options For Student Sex Abuse Victims and Their Families
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a former sex crimes prosecutor who now represents sex abuse victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Brian has some thoughts to add regarding the legal rights of student sex abuse victims and their families:
In education and other fields involving working with kids, the safety of those kids is paramount. Sadly, sexual predators are sometimes found working in schools as teachers, coaches, and in other positions. When a teacher is charged with sex crimes involving student victims, those victims and their families should be aware of their legal rights.
Reporting these predators to law enforcement is extremely important, as they must face criminal charges for the harm they’ve caused. Additionally, there are some cases where victims may have grounds for a lawsuit against the school
For example, a school could be considered negligent and held liable in a lawsuit for ignoring previous complaints of inappropriate behavior involving the teacher who was arrested.
If you or a loved one has been sexually abused by a teacher or another school employee, you can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with our experienced sex abuse victim lawyers.
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