What is the civil statute of limitations for child molestation of child sex abuse lawsuits in Pennsylvania? Victims must file by their 30th birthday, per a 2002 amendment to PA statute of limitations law.
Massage Envy Sex Assault Plaintiff Fights for Federal Law Requiring Reporting of Sex Assault During a Massage
Sen. Meehan of PA introduced a federal bill to mandate reporting of sex assault by a massage therapist by the business owner. Get details about the Duty to Report Sexual Assault Act of 2017.
A local karate instructor was arrested this month after being accused of sexually assaulting students. There have been similar stories in other states. Brian Kent, our sex abuse lawyer, discusses these recent cases.
What's the point of filing a civil lawsuit for sex abuse or assault in Pennsylvania or New Jersey? Exposing the perp, making a difference and receiving compensation are goals victims have.
In a civil lawsuit for sex assault or abuse in PA or NJ, it's important to identify the defendants, i.e., the parties who may be held liable. Oftentimes, schools, churches, youth organizations, etc., may be held liable for failing to take appropriate action to prevent the assault or abuse from happening in the first place.
Pain, suffering damages are available in sex assault or sex abuse lawsuits. Whether victims of abuse and assault can recover financial compensation depends on the facts of each case. Who is liable? Is there solid evidence of fault? Where does compensation come from?
Passing the trash is the term given to the practice of giving good reviews or endorsements to former employees who are known sexual offenders. Schools, churches and youth organizations engage in this practice to effectively wipe their hands clean of sexual offenders.
Many sex abuse victims are groomed by their abusers, i.e., abusers build trust with their victims. In fact, sexual predators also groom adults around the victims. See examples of how predators groom their victims and adults around victims to gain access to the victims.
A “Top” rated Pennsylvania child sex abuse victim lawyer talks about why victims do not report abuse. Do they still have legal rights?
Sexual predators do not randomly pick their victims. Rather, they observe their victims and often pick victims who are vulnerable. Victims have legal rights against their perpetrators in both criminal and civil courts.