Child Sexual Abuse in Georgia
Child sexual abuse is not just a reality, but it also seems to be an epidemic. Over the years an increasing amount cases of this kind of abuse have been reported. Despite this, there are many more cases that never see the light of day because the victims, in this case children, are too afraid to speak about what they have endured. The most complicated and unfortunately, the most common cases, are the ones wherein the abuser is a person who is placed in a position of trust. This position could be a doctor, P.E. teacher, religious professional, coach, or summer camp supervisor and so on. In these cases, it becomes even more difficult for the child to speak out as they are battling with emotions like breach of trust, fear, embarrassment, and humiliation.
Seeking legal help and reporting the person is the only way to ensure that the same person is not given the opportunity to hurt the child or other children anymore. Statistics show that child sexual abuse criminals very rarely stop at one child.
Child Abuse At Its Worst – Child Sexual Abuse FILMED By Pedophile
Georgia law is very stringent when it comes to child sexual abuse. Georgia resident, James ‘Bart’ Huskey, released what came to be known as the Tara series wherein the tennis coach sexually abused a 6 year old girl for years and filmed it so that it could be released on a child pornography website. The 38 year old was charged with producing, receiving, and distributing child pornography. The crime in question can measure up to 70 years in prison and upwards of $750,000 in fines. Based on the pictures and videos that he released, he could also be charged with rape and sexual assault. The child is being sent to therapy to deal with the horrible damage that the man’s actions have caused to her psyche, scarring her for life possibly forever.
Georgia Sexual Abuse and Clergy Abuse Statute of Limitations
In Georgia, there is a delayed statute of limitations for most sexual offenses against minor victims. The delay is 18 years old plus 5 years. In other words, the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse by a priest, rabbi, pastor, elder or psychologist is 5 years once the victim reaches age of majority – which is 18 in Georgia. Childhood sexual abuse” is broadly defined to include acts related to rape, molestation, enticing a child, incest, sexual battery, and other sexual acts.
Georgia courts are not a big fan of the Discovery Rule. Georgia’s highest court has held that the common law discovery rule only applies to injuries that “develop only over an extended period of time and they have not held that injuries from sexual abuse fall into this category. While the state Supreme Court has not directly ruled on whether injury resulting from sexual abuse is such an injury, the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, applying Georgia law, has held that it is not.
There is no no retroactivity on this statute in Georgia The statute only applies from the effective date of July 1, 1992.
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 Outside the Picture; Someone Who Can Speak for You – Talk To Sex Abuse Attorney In Georgia Today
If you or someone you know has been a victim of childhood sexual abuse or coach sex abuse, the first thing to do is approach a sexual abuse lawyer or a tennis coach 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. If you have been sexually abused, Sam can help you but you must contact him now.
Contact me, sexual abuse lawyer Samuel Rogatinsky at (954) 995-3805 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org