When we as parents send our children to school, we are entrusting the professionals and adults employed there to protect our young ones. It is not a far-fetched idea to trust that the teachers, administrators, coaches, paraprofessionals, and other school employees will help to provide the safest environment possible.
Sadly, this isn’t always the case.
A 2004 report conducted by the Department of Education found that 1 in 10 students will experience some form of sexual assault by the time they graduate from high school. While adult-on-child sexual assault is a serious problem that needs to be addressed, student-on-student sexual assault is a much more common issue.
As per an Associated Press (AP) analysis of federal crime data, there were 17,000 sexual assaults committed by U.S. students between 2011 to 2015.
When a school fails to correct sexual abuse on their campus, whether it is committed by another student or by an adult employee, then you need the dedicated support of an experienced sexual abuse attorney on your side.
You or your loved ones deserve to be more than just another statistic. You do NOT have to remain silent while your abuser moves on to harm others.
For over 30 years, the NYC sexual abuse attorneys of Hach & Rose LLP have been protecting the rights of sexual abuse survivors. With decades of experience handling sexual abuse cases all across the country, find comfort in knowing that we are a committed, compassionate, and dedicated team fully capable of delivering the results you deserve.
If you or your child have been a victim of sexual abuse at school, the New York City attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP want to represent you in your fight for justice. Contact us right now at 646-632-2017 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.