Cate School Sexual Abuse Attorney
Currently, there is an ongoing investigation into reports stemming from decades of sexual abuse at the Cate School in Carpinteria, California.
Survivors of sexual are often left with significant trauma that can affect them for the rest of their lives. It can impact their mental health, family life, and career opportunities, and aspirations. A civil lawsuit against those who enabled the abuse to happen can recover the financial compensation needed for survivors to move forward with their lives.
In California, a new law, AB 218, has modified the statute of limitations for those who were sexually abused as children. Survivors now have 22 years from the age of majority (18 years old), or and five years from the date of realization of said abuse to file a civil lawsuit. This is incredibly important because it can take decades for survivors to come to terms with what may have happened to them as a child. Additionally, AB-218 has also opened a three year window for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to file a civil lawsuit for cases that occurred outside the new statute of limitations. Therefore, no matter when the abuse occurred, you may still be eligible to file a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one is a survivor of sexual abuse at the Cate School, Manly, Stewart and Finaldi can help. Our Cate School sexual abuse attorneys can help hold the responsible parties accountable, and fight for justice and closure for you or your loved one.
Sexual Abuse Allegations at Cate School
The Cate School college-preparatory boarding school is located in Carpentaria, California. On June 24, 2021 law enforcement began an investigation into potential sexual abuse at the school that dates back into the 1980’s.
The full scope of the abuse is unclear at this time; however,Investigators have identified several sexual abuse survivors, both former and current students of the Cate School. At this time, the perpetrator or perpetrators have yet to be named.
What Should Sexual Abuse Survivors Do?
Currently, Sheriff’s Detectives are working with the Cate School to locate survivors of sexual abuse from the Cate School. Anyone with information about any possible victims or witnesses to the abuses at the Cate School is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Mark Valencia at (805) 681-4150.
In addition, if you were abused at the Cate School, it is in your best interest to speak with an attorney. A California sexual abuse lawyer can help you understand your options, help you find the resources needed to confront what happened, and fight for justice on your behalf.
Can I File a Sexual Abuse Claim Anonymously Against the Cate School?
Yes, survivors of sexual abuse have the option to file a claim anonymously. Not everyone wants their name to be public.
The Cate School sexual abuse attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi has significant experience representing child sexual abuse victims. We were instrumental in recovering $852 million dollars from the University of Southern California on behalf of survivors, and have successfully represented survivors in cases against the Los Angeles Unified School District, as well as other school districts throughout California. We understand how to handle cases involving sexual abuse and assault, and we also understand what survivors need to move forward.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Cate School Sexual Abuse Lawyer
If you or a loved one were sexually abused at the Cate School and you are ready to come forward, call us at (800) 700-8450 or contact us online. Our Cate School sexual abuse attorneys understand how difficult this can be, and are here to listen to your story when you are ready to tell it.