Sexual Abuse Lawyers in Connecticut
We Help Victims of Sexual Abuse Get Justice.
Sexual abuse leaves psychological and emotional scars on children that can last a lifetime. We treat our clients with care and empathy, knowing how difficult it can be for victims to confront their abusers.
Since 1990, the personal injury attorneys at D'Amico & Pettinicchi have helped people in Connecticut recover millions in compensation from those who have harmed them for all types of personal injuries.
All too often, victims of sex abuse are violated by people trusted to care for them. When a caregiver, teacher, mentor or family member abuses a child sexually, it robs that child of their basic human rights.
Sexual predators must be held responsible for their crimes; likewise, institutions and people in power who fail to protect victims under their watch should also be held accountable.
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What is Sexual Abuse?
Any form of unwanted sexual contact is sexual abuse. Examples of child sexual abuse include:
- Taking inappropriate pictures of a child
- Oral sex
- Showing child pornography or explicit images
- Unwanted touching
- Exposing sexual organs to a child
- Requesting a minor to send or take inappropriate pictures
Who is Required to Report Child Sexual Abuse?
Under Connecticut law, any person who cares for a child or who maintains a position of authority over a child must report abuse if they observe the abuse or have information that abuse is occurring. Some of these mandated reporters include:
- Members of the Clergy
- School Coaches
- School Teachers
- School Superintendents
- Substitute Teachers
- Police Officers
- School Guidance Counselors
When people fail to report child sex abuse, they can be held accountable under civil law if the abuse continues.
In several cases, people in power have even tried to cover-up these crimes in order to protect the reputation of their school or organization. This not only denies justice for the victims of abuse, it also endangers other children by letting sexual predators off the hook.
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Statute of Limitations
Since 2002, victims of child sexual abuse in Connecticut have 30 years after they reach adulthood to file a claim against their abuser. Essentially, this means anyone under the age of 48 who has experienced sexual abuse can still sue their abuser.
Many victims of sexual abuse suffer quietly for years to avoid reliving the experience. Their abusers may have threatened them or shamed them into keeping quiet.
In some instances, victims are wrongly treated with suspicion, are accused of lying or have their character viciously attacked when they report their abuse. This only adds to the trauma they have already experienced, making them more hesitant to come forward.
Victims of sexual abuse and their families deserve justice. We understand the difficulty and sensitivity of these cases and handle them with care and compassion.
The experienced attorneys at D'Amico & Pettinicchi offer free, no-obligation case evaluations to give our clients the assurance that they are not alone. Take action today and call us at (866) 848-7077.
D'Amico & Pettinicchi – Connecticut Sexual Abuse Attorneys. Ph: (866) 848-7077