Childhood molestation is a serious problem, and yet it goes largely unreported. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. And yet, despite those shocking statistics, little is being done to prevent the problem or hold the enablers accountable for the pain and anguish they cause children and their families.
As a child molestation victims’ rights law firm, we’re taking the lead to ensure that California has the toughest child molestation mandatory reporting laws in the nation. We work directly with legislators to create those laws. We’re also helping victims exercise their civil litigation rights by aggressively going after child molester enablers and holding them financially responsible for their part in these atrocious crimes. Victims already bear the emotional cost of molestation. Why should they be forced to bear the financial cost of a lifetime of counseling and recovery?
USA Today has a comprehensive report showing that mandatory reporting laws as they exist today have gone largely unenforced over the past decade. USA Today found that a combination of infrequent enforcement and small penalties means adults often have little to fear from concealing abuse. One law enforcement professional likens the penalty to a “minor traffic ticket”.
It is not enough to charge the predator with criminal charges and send them to jail. We must also hold the organizations and their executives who allow childhood molestation and abuse to occur accountable in civil court for their lack of action and in some cases, cover-ups. The child molestation victims’ rights lawyers at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard can help you recover financial compensation for your emotional and/or physical damages.
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