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Sacramento Sexual Abuse Lawyer

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Sexual assaults can be traumatic and can have a lifelong effect on the victim of the abuse. Many of the cases include a victim that is a child but not always. A vulnerable adult can also be assaulted. Usually, the perpetrator is a person in a position of trust or power over the person. 

In each situation, the injured person has the right to hold a perpetrator accountable for sexual abuse. Sometimes an organization can also be held accountable. Cases of sexual assault or abuse are compassionate in nature. An experienced and top-rated sexual abuse lawyer in Sacramento County, CA, can help victims of abuse recover compensation for their trauma and damages.

Sexual Assault Statistics

Sadly, sexual assault and molestation are not uncommon. Studies indicate that a fifth of all boys and a third of all girls will be victims of sexual assault or molestation by the age of 18. Moreover, studies indicate that perpetrators seldom victimize just one individual—there are usually several people who have been victimized over a period of time.

After much research, it’s been revealed that sexual abuse and assault victims respond differently to their abuse. Some people tell a member of their family right away or call the police. Others tell no one and become withdrawn. Some people change their behavior and don’t understand the reasons why for years to come. 

People who have been abused by a sexual predator often experience anger, emotional trauma, and uncertainty about what actually happened to them.

In the following video, CBS News reports on many sexual assault and harassment survivors who are sharing their stories online.

Sexual Abuse Lawyer in Sacramento, CA

If you were the victim of sexual abuse, child molestation, or other types of sexual assault in Sacramento, you might qualify to bring a civil lawsuit against the negligent parties. To learn more, contact attorneys at our law firm now for free, friendly legal advice at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400.

We are California members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 8.26.21]

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