Child Sexual Abuse in Delaware

The idea that child sexual abuse is an infrequent tragedy is misleading. Over the years the number of cases registered has only increased. The state of Delaware has seen its fair share as well. The law pertaining to child sexual abuse is strict and well defined. It is unfortunate that in most cases children who are sexually abused refuse to confide in anyone. When the abuser is someone in a position of authority, for instance, a teacher, coach, mentor, police officer, medical professional, or a priest it’s even more painstaking for them to reveal what happened. Often children carry the guilt and shame of the incident with them for a long time, sometimes for decades before speaking up about it. It is very important to understand and look out for the signs of child sexual abuse and seek legal help against the perpetrator.


Using Facebook to Trick a Teenage Girl and Sexually Abuse Her

In Wilmington, Delaware, a teacher at Lake Forest High School, Joshua A. Bowman, used the Internet networking site Facebook to attempt to seduce a 15 year old girl into an inappropriate sexual relationship with full knowledge that she was underage. He has been charged with the rape of another 16 year old female student as well. He faces many felonies of which two counts are of fourth degree rape, one of sexual solicitation of a child, and one of endangering the welfare of a child.

Another Delaware Sexual Abuse Case

Another case was of Jason Stalnaker who was a teacher at Capitol Baptist School and was arrested then convicted for sexually abusing a 15 year old girl whom he picked because she had already been sexually abused in the past.


Delaware Sexual Abuse and Clergy Abuse Statute of Limitations

The state of Delaware is a very friendly state to victims of sexual abuse or clergy abuse. If you were sexually abused in Delaware you should consider filing a lawsuit.

There is no statute of limitations for suits based upon sexual abuse of a minor.  Such suits may be based on any sexual act that constitutes a criminal offense.

Delaware opened up a 2 Year Window for all barred claims from 2007. This gave victims the opportunity to file cases against priests, rabbi’s, clergy members and a host of other sexual abusers.

For Delaware criminal cases, there is no statute of limitations for sexual offenses except sexual harassment and indecent exposure  But, prosecutions may not “be based upon the memory of the victim that has been recovered through psychotherapy unless there is some evidence that the crime has occurred, independent of such repressed memory.”

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.

Someone Who can Help -Sex Abuse Attorney

If you or someone you know has been a victim of childhood sexual abuse or teacher sex abuse, the first thing to do is approach a sexual abuse lawyer or a teacher 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.

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