Los Angeles Child Sexual Abuse Attorneys
Child sexual abuse is a horrifying subject and a parent’s greatest fear. Child sexual abuse refers to any contact, intimidation, or grooming of a minor that is sexual in nature. Most childhood sexual predators are typically known by the child victim. These predators are also employed by community organizations or government entities that directly deal with young children or teenagers. Child sexual abuse is a terrible crime that robs children of their innocence.
At the Law Offices of Mike S. Carrillo, our child sexual abuse lawyers are dedicated to pursuing the rights of young victims who have been sexually abused and neglected. We have the knowledge, experience and dedication to help obtain the full compensation for our young injured victims from the parties who have wronged them.
The Statistics Behind Child Sexual Abuse
It is difficult to accurately track child sexual abuse statistics because it is often not reported. Unfortunately, child sexual abuse is far greater than what is reported to authorities. Some of the research done on child sexual abuse by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau finds that 9.2% of victimized children are sexually assaulted and abused. Additional studies show that:
- 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse;
- Self-report studies show that 20% of adult females and 5 to 10% of adult males recall a childhood sexual assault or sexual abuse incident;
- During a one-year period in the U.S., 16% of youths ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized;
- Over the course of their lifetime, 28% of U.S. youths ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized;
- Children are most vulnerable to abuse between the ages of 7 and 13.
- 3 out of 4 teenagers who have been sexually assaulted or abused are victimized by someone they know well.
If you suspect that your young loved one has been sexually abused or assaulted, it is important to immediately contact the proper authorities to report the sexual abuse. Victims of child sexual abuse or their guardians may seek justice through the criminal and civil justice systems. While the goal of a criminal case is to protect society, the goal of a civil suit is to seek the best interests of the child victim.
The legal team at the Law Offices of Michael S. Carrillo can help you assess your rights pursuant to a civil lawsuit. Our Los Angeles child sexual abuse attorneys are dedicated to holding the individuals who sexually abused and assaulted your young loved ones accountable for their horrible actions.
Do I Have a Child Sexual Abuse?
If you believe that your child was sexually abused, it is important to consult with an experienced and dedicated lawyer to protect his or her legal rights.
At the Law Offices of Michael S. Carrillo, our sexual child abuse attorneys can help you and your young loved one better understand your legal rights and options. Our experienced legal team will handle your case with the gentle hands these delicate situations require. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, please call us at 626-799-9379.