There is nothing on Earth more disturbing or disgusting as child abuse, especially if it includes sexual assault. In most prison systems, the inmates consider someone who abuses or sexually assaults a child — or woman — the lowest of the low. Ironically, in prison, there is “honor among thieves,” but not sexual predators and child abusers. When most decent people hear about a case of child abuse or sexual assault, their heart goes out to the victim and they want the book thrown at the perpetrator, and for them to be buried under the jail cell — and rightfully so. But we have to let the court system work its process and hope justice prevails.
Here at JML Law, we have represented numerous victims of child abuse and sexual assault. Unfortunately, in Long Beach, it is more common than you may think. We know how delicate the matter can be, so our child abuse and sexual assault attorneys handle each case with compassion, class and care. The victim is already traumatized, and depending on their age, may not even understand fully what is going on. They feel shame and think it is their fault. We want to comfort them and make sure they understand they were taken advantage of and did nothing wrong. Our team of legal professionals has the resources to deal with victims who have been affected severely by their ordeal, either mentally or physically. If you or a loved one has been the victim of such a heinous crime, JML Law’s Long Beach child abuse and sexual assault attorneys will do everything in their power to make sure your attacker is brought to justice and gets what they deserve.
Most child abuse and sexual assault incidents happen either in the home or the home of a family member or close family friend. In today’s time, we need to be extra vigilant who we leave our children around and who has access to them. Unfortunately, in most cases, it is someone you least expect (uncle, grandfather, aunt, stepchild, or best friend).
We often see cases of a babysitter abusing a child while the parents are at work or having a night to themselves. Sadly, it often involves children under the age of 6 who do not know how to communicate effectively what is going on. A lot of parents now have surveillance cameras hidden in their home as to keep a watchful eye on not just their child, but the person taking care of their child.
A great lesson to teach your child is how to say “no” when they do not like how someone is touching them. Never force a child to hug or give anyone a kiss (not even grandma). Let them build trust innately.
Even with precautions, there will still be cases of child abuse and sexual assault. But JML Law will always be here to fight for justice. Give us a call for a free consultation and let us do right by the victim. The longer you wait, the more detrimental it could be to your case. Give us a call today.
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