Child Sexual Abuse in Massachusetts

Child sexual abuse is a very real problem that the country is facing today. In the past, it was believed that child sexual abuse cases were few and far between. This is just not correct. In addition, many of these crimes are simply not reported. Silence is common and feelings of embarrassment that shroud this crime of child sexual molestation translates in many of these violations being swept under the rug.


A New Outlook

In recent times, the grievance has become more open to debate and people have become more understanding. In the state of Massachusetts, the child sexual abuse law is well framed and this has helped many cases reach a positive end point. Many perpetrators have been jailed and kept away from making other children victims of their heinous ways. The one way to ensure that all child sexual abuse crimes eventually stop is to ensure that every single instance is reported, experienced legal help is sought and acquired, and the abuser is put behind bars. Strict legal action will ensure that these instances are not repeated.


Using the Internet for Terrible Purposes

Like in any other state, including Massachusetts, a large number of cases are registered against people who are in positions of trust like teachers, coaches, bus drivers, managers, and counselors. In Winchester, a teacher’s aide, Christopher French, while working at McCall Middle School confessed to using the Internet to lure underage students into sex chats during which he exchanged naked photographs with them. He was found guilty of raping one 14 year old girl at her home. Investigations show that he had illicit relationships with 6 minor girls. He has been sentenced and is spending his days at the Billerica House of Corrections. Since he was employed at a respectable position in a school, he had access to young children who trusted and befriended him.


Massachusetts Sexual Abuse and Clergy Abuse Statute of Limitations

The statute in the state of Massachusetts gives the victim the right of choosing the appropriate statute of limitations for sexual abuse and clergy abuse cases.

A victim can choose either the later of delayed tolling for minor victims which is 3 years after the minor’s 18th birthday, or in the alternative, the survivor can choose the Massachusett’s Discovery Rule which is 3 years from discovery for assault and battery cases based on sexual abuse of a minor. “Sexual abuse” is defined broadly to include many forms of sexual actions.

On the criminal side, there is no statute of limitations for most sexual offenses committed against minor victims, however, independent evidence is required if prosecution is brought more than 27 years from the date of the offense.

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.


That Someone is Here

If someone in your family or within your circle has been abused, it is time you consider contacting a dedicated attorney who can give you sound advice on what steps can be taken. Rogatinsky & Matthews is a law firm that handles sexual abuse cases throughout the United States. Sam Rogatinsky is an advocate for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Mr. Rogatinsky is committed to the victims and survivors who try so hard to heal from child sexual abuse and he will take your call any time, day or night. His personal cell phone number is 954.995.3805. It does not matter if you live in a remote area or in a large city, Sam will work with you to help you heal from the trauma that you have endured. The only way to begin the healing process is to expose the sexual abusers and the institutions that protect these animals. Sam can help you, but you must contact him now.


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