Sexual abuse includes rape, sexual child abuse, and sexual harassment and can have long-term effects on the victim. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, 14% of the residents in Connecticut report having experienced childhood sexual assault. We need a systematic response to end sexual violence in our society, as it is a problem that affects boys and girls and is often perpetrated by someone the victim trusts. Read on to learn more about sexual abuse and how our Connecticut sexual abuse attorneys at Aeton Law can help you pursue justice. Our personal injury attorneys are equipped with the skills to deal with anything that comes your way.
What Is Sexual Abuse In Connecticut?
Sexual abuse is a general term that includes incest, rape, child sexual abuse, unwanted sexual contact, and sexual harassment. Sexual abuse is any sexual contact where someone does not consent to the activity or cannot consent. According to the C.G.S. § 53a-73a, it is illegal to have contact with the intimate parts of someone you are not married to against their will to degrade or humiliate them or for your sexual gratification. Intimate parts include breasts, buttocks, inner thighs, anus, groin, and the genital area.
Anyone who commits sexual abuse will face criminal charges in Connecticut. If you are a victim of sexual abuse, there are legal options you can explore, including filing a civil claim against the perpetrator for damages. Our team has extensive experience helping victims of sexual assault seek justice.
You do not have to go through the process alone. Let our skilled and compassionate attorneys help you pursue justice. Call (860) 724-2160 now to discuss your case.
Who Can Be Sued For Sexual Abuse?
Sexual abuse is a serious and punishable offense in Connecticut. Any entity or individual responsible for sexual abuse can be held liable for a victim’s sexual abuse. A perpetrator will be held accountable for their actions against a victim. In contrast, an entity can be held responsible if they were aware the perpetrator could assault the victim but did nothing to prevent the situation.
Our skilled Connecticut sexual abuse attorneys at Aeton Law will help you investigate your case to determine the liable party. We have successfully helped sexual victims settle claims against perpetrators and entities for the sexual abuse committed against them. Contact us at (860) 724-2160 for a confidential consultation if you have questions about filing a sexual abuse claim in Connecticut.
Sexual Abuse Injuries And Where They Are Likely To Occur
Anyone can be affected by sexual violence; in most instances, the violence is performed by someone the victim knows and trusts. Sexual abuse may occur when the victim is sleeping, running an errand, working, attending school, or doing any other activity. Most sexual abuse cases typically occur near or at a victim’s house. Here are places where sexual abuse injuries usually happen, according to the Bureau of justice statistics:
- 8% on school property
- 10% in an enclosed public area like a garage or parking lot
- 12% near or at a relative’s home
- 15% in an open public space
- 55% near or at the victim’s home
How Aeton Law’s Connecticut Sexual Abuse Lawyer Can Help With Your Sexual Abuse Case
Pursuing legal action after sexual abuse can be difficult as you may be forced to relieve the experience. You do not have to go through this experience alone. Having legal help on your side can make a significant difference. Our qualified sexual abuse attorneys at Aeton Law can help you maneuver the legal system and hold your abuser accountable.
Here is how Aeton Law can help you with your sexual abuse case:
We will help you collect the necessary evidence to support your claim, ensuring you get a favorable outcome. We have extensive experience working on sexual abuse cases and know how to build a strong case. We will also investigate whether or not the perpetrator has prior sexual offenses.
Educate You on Your Legal Options and Rights
The type of sexual abuse, timeline, and circumstances surrounding it will inform the type of claim you can file. We are well versed with the laws governing sexual abuse and have successfully helped multiple sexual assault victims get justice against their perpetrators. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options, the best course of action to take, the statute of limitation, and your options for receiving damages.
Help Minimize Interaction with The Perpetrator
We can help minimize your interaction with the perpetrator if you are willing to testify against them. Doing this helps prevent them from intimidating you and allows you to focus on seeking justice. We will go with you to court throughout the trial and take care of most of the communication.
Respect Your Confidentiality
We understand that sexual abuse can be traumatic, and you may not want to recount the details in a trial. Once you share the details with us, you can choose to stay anonymous, and we will advocate for your rights and hold the perpetrator accountable for their crime.
We Bring Extensive Knowledge and Experience to The Table
The Aeton Law sexual abuse attorneys have years of experience working on different sexual abuse cases. We will be by your side every step, helping you face your perpetrator and bring them to justice for the crime they committed against you.
- Sexual abuse is a punishable offense in Connecticut
- Anyone can be affected by sexual violence
- There are various legal options you can explore as a victim of sexual abuse
- Consider talking to a qualified sexual abuse lawyer in Connecticut if you are a victim of sexual assault
Sexual Abuse Claim Statute Of Limitation In Connecticut
If you are a victim of sexual abuse in Connecticut, you must file your claim as soon as possible.
The statute of limitation for filing sexual abuse claims against a perpetrator’s intentional acts is three years from the date of the assault. The limit is two years from the date of the assault if you are filing against an entity or any other person, such as the perpetrator’s employer, who could have been negligent for letting them have contact with you.
The statute of limitation for children victims of sexual assault, sexual abuse, or sexual exploitation is much longer. In Connecticut, child victims claiming damages can file up to thirty years past the age of abuse.
Schedule A Free Consultation With A Connecticut Sexual Abuse Lawyer Today
The sexual assault attorneys at Aeton Law have more than 50 years of combined experience handling sexual abuse, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injury cases in Connecticut. We are experts who understand the ins and outs of these cases and have a proven history of successfully representing our clients. Call us at (860) 724-2160 now to book an appointment. Let our dedicated, experienced, and compassionate team help you pursue justice in your sexual abuse case.