Professional Counsel from Los Angeles Attorneys When Teachers Commit Sexual Abuse
Holding teachers, schools and school districts accountable when teachers cross the human decency line
When it comes to sexual abuse in schools, teachers are among the most common perpetrators of rape and sexual assault of students. They have the opportunity to work alone with children, and are in a position of authority that allows them to prey on their victims more easily. Sadly, many sexual predators seek out professions, like teaching, that allow them to meet, groom and abuse new victims.
Teachers who sexually abuse children must be held accountable for their unthinkable actions in a court of law. Do not hesitate to seek legal help from an experienced Los Angeles attorney for sexual abuse committed by teachers. The law firm of Taylor & Ring advocates for rape and assault victims and their parents. We have helped students and their families in greater Los Angeles, Southern California and statewide hold teachers and schools accountable for the profound lifelong impact they cause through child sexual abuse.
Sexual abuse by teachers happens much too often
According to a report by the American Association of University Women, around one in 10 students in grades eight through eleven said they had been the victim of one or more such abuses from a teacher or other school employee. Two-thirds of the reported incidents involved physical contact. Our Los Angeles child abuse lawyers have handled numerous cases of sexual abuse by teachers and school staff, including cases involving sexual touching, sexual grabbing, locker room transgressions and inappropriate romantic relationships.
Examples of cases we have handled involving sexual abuse by teachers
Taylor & Ring has earned a wide-reaching reputation for its success in bringing claims against school districts that fail to protect their students, and against teacher who sexual assault students and children. Just some of the teacher abuse cases our firm has handled include:
- $14 million settlement. Two adult women sexually abused by their middle school teacher recovered the largest “per victim” settlement in the nation: $7 million each. Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 v. Moraga School District
- $10.8 million verdict. Boy sexually abused by teacher off school premises. School district previously received anonymous letter warning that teacher was acting improperly with boys. William S. vs. Bonita Unified School District
- $8.05 million verdict. Fourteen-year old female student was manipulated into a sexual relationship with her eighth-grade teacher. The school district was liable for its negligent supervision of the student and the teacher. M. vs. Pomona Unified School District
Our firm has handled cases involving teachers ranging from third grade through middle school and high school. We understand that potential effects such actions can have on your child, and we advocate aggressively on his or her behalf. But we also understand that discretion is needed, in order to protect your child. We provide a safe space for families, where you and your child can feel free to discuss your needs, ask your questions, and let your walls down. The men and women of Taylor & Ring respect you and your rights, and we will do whatever is in our power within the law to protect you and your rights during this challenging time.
Talk to a professional Los Angeles student abuse lawyer today
At Taylor & Ring, our Southern California child sexual abuse attorneys understand how traumatic sexual abuse in school is for both the student and his or her family. Our caring and compassionate lawyers will work with you to aggressively defend your family’s rights. We take the time to learn the facts of your case and provide effective professional representation. If you believe your child is the victim of sexual abuse by a teacher, call us at 310-776-6390 or complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.
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