Aggressive Los Angeles Sexual Abuse Lawyers Holding Schools Responsible When Their Students Are Harmed
Proactive advocacy on behalf of the student bodies of schools throughout Southern California
Sexual abuse of children in schools should be unheard of, but it’s a tragic problem that happens with alarming frequency, as evidenced by many recent cases in the news. An Associated Press investigation identified 2,570 teachers who were punished from 2001 to 2005 for sexual misconduct with students that ranged from fondling to rape. According to a report by The National Center for Victims of Crime, child sexual abuse is not solely restricted to physical contact; such abuse could include noncontact abuse, such as exposure, voyeurism and child pornography.
Unfortunately, there are many potential perpetrators of child sex abuse in schools:
The Los Angeles sexual abuse in schools attorneys at Taylor & Ring have successfully handled a number of cases involving sexual abuse in schools, holding both the perpetrator and the school accountable and obtaining justice for victims and their families. Contact us to learn more about getting justice for your child
Special Needs Children at Higher Risk for Abuse
According to the VERA Institute of Justice, statistics show that special needs children are three times more likely to be victims of sexual abuse in schools than other children, both from adult authority figures such as teachers and from other students. The child sex abuse law firm of Taylor & Ring represents special needs children who are victims of sexual abuse along with their families, giving us the experience necessary to handle these cases with sensitivity and compassion.
Holding Schools Accountable for Their Actions – and Their Inaction
Since their employees work closely with children, schools have a duty to carefully vet each and every potential employee, and to thoroughly investigate complaints regarding employees’ behavior. Schools that fail to conduct this due diligence must be held accountable for their negligent actions.
Similarly, schools may attempt to protect their image or reputation by knowingly concealing evidence of sexual abuse perpetrated by teachers, coaches or other employees. This type of deception is unconscionable and criminal. An experienced child sexual abuse attorney can help you file suit against both the perpetrator of the abuse and the school that overlooked or implicitly condoned it.
Contact Our Los Angeles Child Sexual Abuse Attorneys Today
Taylor & Ring has successfully litigated many high-profile cases involving sexual abuse in schools, helping to achieve justice for victims and protecting other children from dangerous predators. We have obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, and have held both abusers and the educational institutions that shielded them accountable for their actions.
If your child has been sexually abused at school, contact a lawyer at Taylor & Ring today for a free consultation by calling 310-776-6390.