Inland Empire Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse is an atrocious crime that affects millions of people around the world. Sexual abuse can have many long-term consequences for a survivor, including significant emotional distress and psychological trauma. There are many cases in which an employer or institution, including a church or school, could have prevented sexual abuse but failed to do so. Our attorneys are dedicated to holding these parties accountable.
If you or a loved one is a survivor of Inland Empire sexual abuse, contact Manly, Stewart & Finaldi right away for a free consultation with our premier sexual abuse attorneys. We can help you preserve your rights and go up against any individual or institution in pursuit of justice for sexual abuse. Call (800) 700-8450 today to request a confidential case review at our local law office.
What Makes Us the Right Choice for Your Legal Representation in the IE?
- We are a renowned sexual abuse and assault law firm and one of the top client advocates in the country. Our past case results have broken multiple records in the last 25 years.
- We are not afraid to stand up to any institution in the Inland Empire, including a Fortune 500 company, diocese, entertainment conglomerate or school district.
- We take a trauma-informed approach to every case, where we will listen carefully to your situation and provide all of the help that we can so that you can achieve closure.
About California’s Sexual Abuse and Assault Laws
Sexual assault is a crime in California that refers to the touching of a victim’s private parts against that person’s will for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification. This crime can refer to any type of unwanted sexual interaction, both physical and nonphysical, between a perpetrator and a victim. Sexual abuse generally refers to continuous sexual assault over a period of time, and often describes cases involving child victims.
Sexual abuse can take many forms, including:
- Fondling or unwanted sexual touching
- Child molestation
- Child pornography
- Rape or attempted rape
- Workplace sexual abuse
- Clergy sexual abuse
- School sexual abuse
- Sports sexual abuse
- Elder and nursing home sexual abuse
- Sexual abuse at doctor’s offices
- Massage spa sexual abuse
It is extremely common for survivors of sexual abuse not to come forward right away. A study of 1,000 sexual abuse survivors found that the average age for reporting childhood sexual abuse is 52. This is because it is often difficult to come to terms with sexual abuse and assault.
It is important, however, to tell your story as soon as possible, while important evidence still exists, and you are within your statute of limitations. Although we know it can be exceedingly difficult, we are here for you every step of the way. If desired, we can keep your identity 100-percent confidential.
What Is the Statute of Limitations on Sexual Abuse in California?
A statute of limitations is a legal deadline for filing a civil lawsuit. A recent change to state law extended California’s statute of limitations for sexual abuse and assault civil lawsuits. Plaintiffs now have until age 40 or within five years of discovering child sexual abuse as an adult to file a lawsuit. Beginning January 2020, childhood sexual abuse survivors also have a three-year window to resubmit claims that were previously barred under the old statute of limitations.
Are You a Survivor of Inland Empire Sexual Abuse? Contact Our Attorneys Today
To learn your legal rights and options as a survivor of sexual abuse or assault in the Inland Empire, please contact our local Southern California attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. We will listen to your story and help you take appropriate action to protect yourself.
Our attorneys are renowned in their field for the high-quality services that we provide to sexual abuse survivors. We can help ease this process for you and make sure you are always heard. Call (855) 944-0710 or contact us online today to request a free consultation with one of our attorneys.