Child Sexual Abuse in Michigan
Child sexual abuse is a heinous crime that needs to be reported as soon as possible. Not only will this give the victim some measure of relief but will also ensure that the perpetrator does not obtain the opportunity to abuse another child. Like in all the states in the country, the second half of the 20th century saw a rise in child sexual abuse cases being reported in Michigan too. Strict legal action taken with the help of experienced child sexual abuse attorneys is the only way to put a stop to these instances.
Evil Does Exist
When these bad people are caught and punished for their crimes, it also works as a deterrent for other people who want to willfully partake in such animal and terrible behavior. Children are the ones who suffer because of this entire ordeal. Not only do they have to cope with the physical ramifications of a case like this but they also have to suffer through the psychological trauma and embarrassment that dogs them for years after the incident. They deserve justice and a life without fear. With help, the bad person can be the one who suffers next and the most because of their violations of trust.
Now this Former Teacher is Suffering
Child sexual abuse cases become even more monstrous when you consider that the person taking advantage of the situation is a teacher, swimming coach, school counselor, or clergyman. Children need plenty of support and confidence to come out and speak about these people and the havoc that they wreak in a child’s life. In a sickening incident, a former Oak Park teacher, James Perry, was formally charged with child sexual abuse. It is alleged that he dragged two boys, 4 and 5 years old, respectively, into an empty special educations classroom and forced them to perform oral sex on him. The children were heavily traumatized but spoke the truth when they saw their parents.
Michigan Sexual Abuse and Clergy Abuse Statute of Limitations
Michigan is not considered one of the friendlier states for victims of sexual abuse and clergy abuse. First, Michigan does not like to differentiate between regular personal injury cases and sexual abuse claims. The statute of limitations on personal injury cases is two years and there is no specific statute of limitations for suits based upon sexual abuse. The general personal injury statute, allows a 2 year statute of limitation for actions charging assault, battery, or false imprisonment.
Even the delayed tolling provisions for minors is pretty weak when you compare the law around the country. If the victim was under the age of 18 or insane, the claimant has 1 year after the disability is removed to bring a claim if the SOL has otherwise run.
There is no Discovery Rule in Michigan. There is also no discovery rule for memory claims or claims that victims did not realize a causal connection between the sexual abuse and their injuries.
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 Friend who can Help
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.
Contact me, sexual abuse lawyer Samuel Rogatinsky at (954) 995-3805 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org