Sexual Abuse Victims Legal Rights and Resources

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Sexual violence survivors may be able to pursue criminal and civil relief. There are many considerations for prosecuting a sex crime, and the process can often be long and difficult for victims. Become informed about what to expect before beginning your case.

  • ContentCivil Compensation for Sexual Abuse Victims

    Sexual crimes and offenses are rampant through the United States. The crimes often increase in number each year, and some of the victims are repeatedly subjected to this abuse. Worse is the fact most individuals subjected to these crimes know their attacker. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, compensation may become available for injury and treatment. Other assistance for pain and suffering or therapy may be possible if compensation payouts are obtained through a successful trial.

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  • ContentConsiderations for Victims in Prosecuting Rape

    It is a difficult topic to discuss or even think about, but rape is a real part of every civilization. Although improvements have been made in the legal system, prosecution of a rapist can still be a drawn out and painful process, and often the victims of rape have no idea what to expect. This article will discuss what rape is and what a victim should expect from the prosecution of the crime.

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  • ContentStatutes of Limitations Regarding Sexual Violence

    Various cases in the media call attention to the statutes of limitations involving cases of rape. Should these cases have limitations is a question often considered. Several factors are often observed when these limitations are determined and each state fixes these restrictions in place after examining all factors.

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  • ContentCombating Sexual Harassment after #MeToo Movement

    In October 2017, an actress launched a social media campaign to draw the public’s attention to sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. The movement arose during a time when a well-noted Hollywood producer was being accused of serious sexual harassment.

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  • ContentVoyeurism as a Crime - The Legal Definition

    Voyeurism is usually a crime when there is some form of a sexual offense occurring simultaneously or when the target is not giving permission for the other party to view the activity. These crimes can lead to sex offenders’ registration based on the state and other penalties depending on the legal definition in the location and other crimes attached.

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