Child Sexual Abuse in Kansas
In a world full of atrocities, child sexual abuse is one of the worst. Its rate of prevalence might be impossible to determine statistically. While there are many reported cases, there are tons of others that go unreported and therefore unstopped. One of the main reasons that reporting statistics don’t reflect the actual number of these cases is because of the fear and humiliation that a child sexual abuse victim feels. Thinking about the situation takes courage and talking about it takes even more. In most cases, child sexual abuse perpetrators are people who are trusted and respected, for example teachers, school employees, coaches, and counselors. When the savior becomes the predator, there are not many avenues left for children to explain their trauma to. Pertinent legal action against these predators is the only way to stop them from hurting more children.
Sexual Abuse In Schools, Camps, Sports Groups
As per the United States Department of Education, “nearly 9.6% of students are targets of educator sexual misconduct sometime during their school career.” While these statistics are stunning, they are also true and scary. In Kansas, a former Basehor elementary school teacher, Floyd M. Rogers, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault and taking indecent liberties with three children at the school. All three children were under the age of 14. Rogers was working as a 5th grade teacher and he had access to these young girls. The child sexual abuse crimes occurred during the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 academic years. Rogers then left the school but when the parents of the children registered complaints against him, he was arrested and charged.
Kansas Sexual Abuse and Clergy Abuse Statute of Limitations
Kansas has a unique statute of limitations in that they say the victim can pick either the later of the delayed statute of limitations or the Discovery Rule. Claims based on child sexual abuse or clergy abuse may be brought until the later of three years from the victim’s 18th birthday or three years from the date the victim “discovers or reasonably should have discovered that the injury or illness was caused by childhood sexual abuse.
The statute clarifies that “discovery that the injury or illness was caused by childhood sexual abuse shall not be deemed to have occurred solely by virtue of the person’s awareness, knowledge or memory of the acts of abuse.”
Kansas is a retroactive state and allows any action commenced “on or after July 1, 1992, including any action which would be barred by application of the period of limitation applicable” prior to 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 You can Count On – Contact Sexual Abuse and Priest Abuse Attorney Samuel Rogatinsky
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 an educator 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