Child Sexual Abuse in Connecticut
Even if child sexual abuse is not spoken about much, the fact is that it isn’t a rare occurrence by any standards. Many child abuse cases are registered and reported in the state of Connecticut as well. There is a strict law framework in place to deal with child sexual abuse criminals. Unfortunately not many cases come to light in time since either the victim is not believed owing to their young age or the child finds it difficult to talk about the situation. Particularly when the abuse is directed at them by people in authoritative positions like a teacher, tutor or mentor, coach, administrator, and so on. Because of this, it becomes all the more difficult for a young person to voice his or her concerns.
A Boy Scout Leader is a Pervert and is not so Honorable
In Westport Connecticut, a Boy Scout leader, Kevin Hill, has been arrested after child pornography images were found stored on his computer. The possession of child pornography is a crime in Connecticut and more than 50 of these images were found in his computer’s memory. While he has surrendered, it is chilling to think of the access that the man had to young boy scouts. As yet no children have complained about any kind of abuse. Possession of child pornography is a punishable offense in Connecticut and carries a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 20 years in prison upon conviction.
Connecticut Sexual Abuse and Clergy Abuse Statute of Limitations
Connecticut is a friendly state to sexual abuse and clergy abuse victims. They have enacted a 30 year delayed statute of limitations for victims under the age of eighteen.
In actions for personal injury based on events for which the perpetrator was convicted of first degree sexual assault, there is no statute of limitations at all for sexual abuse, clergy abuse or rabbi abuse.
Connecticut does not have a Discovery Rule which means that the issue of memories being suppressed are never a factor in determining the statute of limitations. If it were not for the long period for filing cases in Connecticut, it would be extremely detrimental for victims of sexual abuse.
The 30 year delayed statute of limitations, enacted in 2002, has recently been applied retroactively by the state’s highest court.
If you were sexually abused by a priest, rabbi, coach, psychologist or any other person who sexually abused you, please don’t feel ashamed. We want to help you.
A Sex Abuse Attorney in Connecticut Who can Help
If you or someone you know has been a victim of childhood sexual abuse or boy scout sex abuse, the first thing to do is approach a sexual abuse lawyer or a boy scout sexual abuse lawyer. Rather than calling anybody or responding to the first ad you see, it is highly recommended that you speak to Florida attorney and sexual abuse advocate Samuel Rogatinsky. Samuel Rogatinsky will listen to your circumstances and he will respect your privacy. You can reach him on his personal cell phone number at 954.995.3805 and he will respond to you very quickly.
Contact me, sexual abuse lawyer Samuel Rogatinsky at (954) 995-3805 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org