Sexual Assault & Abuse

Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations Civil Lawsuits for Molestation, Child Sex Abuse or Assault

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.

By |2018-01-10T14:54:57+00:00January 4th, 2018|Sexual Assault & Abuse, Victims of Crime Articles|Comments Off on Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations Civil Lawsuits for Molestation, Child Sex Abuse or Assault

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.

By |2017-12-13T19:13:27+00:00December 13th, 2017|Sexual Assault & Abuse, Victims of Crime Articles|Comments Off on Massage Envy Sex Assault Plaintiff Fights for Federal Law Requiring Reporting of Sex Assault During a Massage

Pennsylvania Child Sex Abuse/Molestation News – Karate Instructor in Montgomery County Arrested

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.

By |2017-12-12T19:27:34+00:00December 12th, 2017|Sexual Assault & Abuse|Comments Off on Pennsylvania Child Sex Abuse/Molestation News – Karate Instructor in Montgomery County Arrested

Sex Assault Lawsuits in Pennsylvania & New Jersey – Identify the Defendants

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.

By |2017-09-25T19:06:03+00:00September 25th, 2017|Sexual Assault & Abuse, Victims of Crime Articles|Comments Off on Sex Assault Lawsuits in Pennsylvania & New Jersey – Identify the Defendants

Pain & Suffering in Sex Assault or Abuse Lawsuits – Legal Info for Victims

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?

By |2017-08-10T19:44:44+00:00August 10th, 2017|Sexual Assault & Abuse, Victims of Crime Articles|Comments Off on Pain & Suffering in Sex Assault or Abuse Lawsuits – Legal Info for Victims

Passing the Trash in School Sex Abuse Cases – By a Philadelphia, PA and NJ Sex Abuse Lawyer

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.

By |2016-03-02T02:01:46+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Sexual Assault & Abuse|Comments Off on Passing the Trash in School Sex Abuse Cases – By a Philadelphia, PA and NJ Sex Abuse Lawyer

Most Sexual Predators are Known to Victims of Sex Abuse – By a Phila. PA Sex Abuse Lawyer

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.

By |2015-12-08T16:12:11+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Sexual Assault & Abuse|Comments Off on Most Sexual Predators are Known to Victims of Sex Abuse – By a Phila. PA Sex Abuse Lawyer
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