Child/Teen Sexual Abuse Attorney
for Victims of Sexual Abuse by Teachers
One in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys will be a victim of child sexual abuse before they reach the age of 18. Most child sexual abuse occurs with someone a child has an established and trusting relationship with. The person who is sexually abusing children is typically not a stranger to a child or their family. Sexual predators work very hard to develop trusting relationships with families and within communities to gain access to potential child victims. I have been working as an advocate for families whose children were sexually abused by trusting members of the community including teachers, volunteer or paid soccer coaches, baseball coaches, football coaches, gymnastics and swimming coaches, karate instructors, teacher aides, school custodians, boy scout leaders, camp counselors, social workers, psychologists, medical doctors, priests, deacons, choir directors, swim coaches, and many others in a position of trust where they can access children.
Most victims of child sexual abuse never report the abuse and even if it was reported it was likely well beyond the statute of limitations. Many victims and their families are concerned that it may be too late to pursue justice. New York State law recently changed to allow victims of child sex abuse to bring a civil claim no matter how long ago the abuse occurred.