It is against the law to have any type of sexual encounter with a minor but unfortunately, sexual abuse occurs in different situations, including at school. Boarding schools, after school programs, or other school settings are the perfect place for a sex offender to find innocent victims. Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is prominent in the field of civil actions against child sex offenders and has represented numerous cases and won millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of sexually abused children.
Individuals who suffered sex abuse in school should contact a California school abuse lawyer for legal advice as to the steps to take toward pursuing legal actions against the responsible parties. We are confident in our approach to handling abuse cases and are tireless in our pursuit of justice for our clients. We have the resources available from consultants and experts worldwide who work with our dedicated team.
A child who receives unwanted touching, verbal or visual or attempts at sexual stimulation from a teacher or other faculty member at school is a victim of child sexual abuse. Trusted school personnel and other individuals are equally guilty if they engage in inappropriate conduct with children. Parents should be aware of any changes in behavior in their children because it may be a sign of a sexually abused child.
A school is an ideal setting for a sex offender to abuse children. The schools have a responsibility to the children to provide a safe learning environment and they must report any suspected incidents to the proper authorities. Schools may fear the ramifications from sexual abuse incidents and fail to report or hide knowledge of the incidents.
John Manly has represented approximately 300 Alaska Native victims in a settlement against the Jesuit Order and the Diocese of Fairbanks in a $50 million settlement. His effective representation of clients has earned him features in the media in the U.S. and other countries regarding his relentless and successful pursuit of child sex offenders and those who hide them.
Make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our qualified lawyers. Contact a California attorney for child abuse in schools for legal representation and guidance at each step of the legal procedure when seeking justice if sexually abused in school.