We have prosecuted a number of claims on behalf of victims of child sexual abuse. These cases are sensitive and confidential, and in order to protect our clients’ privacy we will not reveal any details.
The sexual abuse of a child does severe damage to the child’s mental health. Children usually lack the capacity to understand what has happened to them, and typically the feelings are buried, only to resurface years or decades later. Often these victims develop problems with family and relationships later in life and seek counseling to help them understand their problems. After a period of counseling, these victims can sometimes begin to discover how their current emotional difficulties can relate to the abuse they suffered as a child.
In one case handled by our office, we were able to establish new law that protects the rights of the victim. The decision in that case established new law on the time limits for filing suit. This new law substantially favors the victim.