California is one of the most popular locations for all types of sports activities that include soccer, baseball, basketball, football and others. Parents enroll their children in sports and are often unsuspecting of the potential of dangerous sexual predators affiliated with the activities.
Some sex crimes occur in the bathrooms or locker rooms that are unattended by others.
It is unfortunate but true that amongst sports teams, sexual hazing occurs. What is sometimes started as a dare or challenge or even a jest, results in turmoil or disgrace or physical harm and can go as far as to cause permanent physical damage and extreme emotional turmoil. Those who are tormenting others with sexual hazing or worse must be stopped and held accountable.
In too many cases sexual hazing is not acted upon, even by school personnel, and thus the perpetrators consider their actions are tolerated and they continue to subject others to sexual hazing or worse. For the health and welfare of the team players it is vital that action be taken to isolate the guilty parties and bring pressure to bear to force them to confront their unethical and illegal behavior. If you have experienced sexual hazing immediately contact the California attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi to pursue justice.
Even with the many policies and laws that are in place to help create a safe environment for sexual harassment victims to report unwanted sexual comments or advances while participating in sports or other activities, it still exists and victims still do not always come forward to seek justice. Young people are commonly the subject of this criminal behavior and should know that taking action to stop it from happening will not only help them, but also their fellow athletes they may be targeted by the predator in the future.
Persons participating in organized sports at schools, colleges, and universities and in clubs and gymnasiums may be especially vulnerable to sexual assault by coaches, trainers, volunteers, team members, or team physicians.
Most sports activities are safe but when sexual abuse does occur, the crimes are horrible and can affect the victim for the remainder of his or her life. Victims of sexual abuse in sports or those who are suspicious of sexual abusive should contact a California sexual abuse in sports attorney for legal assistance from knowledgeable lawyers.
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi are prominent in the civil area dealing with protecting the rights of the abused and pursuing legal action against sex criminals and those who allow sex crimes against children. John Manly has tried major cases against the Catholic Church and sexually abusive clergy winning him international recognition for significant settlements for the abused to compensate them for their suffering as victims of sex crimes.
A coaching situation is ideal for sexual predators because a coach can build trust in a child and has a degree of authority and influence with the children they are working with. Coaches can be employees of schools or playgrounds, volunteers, or temporary help for sports activities. A coaching position is a position of power over children and an offender can take advantage of the situation and turn it into an arena for child sexual abuse. For those who seek legal action against the abuser, the benefits can include:
Child abuse victims may always live with the repercussions of the acts against them, but they can feel some peace of mind knowing that the right action taken in the court system against a sex crime can make a difference. Make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our competent lawyers with Manly, Stewart & Finaldi.
Parents, guardians and family members should watch for sudden behavior changes in children, especially if they engage in sports. Many children are too afraid or embarrassed to speak about sexual abuse and may not understand what has happened to them. Our abuse attorneys are compassionate with our clients and understand the great difficulties that result following a sexually abusive situation against a minor.
Let us help with the legal aspects of sexual abuse in sports and take civil court action against the perpetrators and those who condone such activities by cover up or ignorance. We have represented numerous cases of sexual abuse of children inside and outside of the courtroom and have settled for millions of dollars in awards for the victims. We are ready to help in a discreet manner with all legal needs in a sexual abuse in sports matter. Make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our trusted sexual abuse victim advocates.
Contact a California sexual abuse in sports lawyer if a victim of sexual abuse n sports and seek legal advice and guidance from professional legal counsel.