We are here to support victims of sexual assault and abuse with compassionate advocacy. The law entitles victims of sexual assault and other non-consensual sexual activities to compensation for their suffering. We are experts at taking the appropriate steps to hold perpetrators accountable and achieve the best possible results for our clients.
Sexual assault is a broad term which encompasses any unwanted touching of a person’s intimate parts. Under California law, any unwanted touching of a person’s genitals, groin, anus, buttocks, or breast likely qualifies as a sex crime. Sexual assault includes rape, sexual threats and intimidation, incest, child sex abuse, church sex abuse, human sex trafficking and other non-consensual sexual activity. Many sex crimes involve physical contact, but others such as stalking, and voyeurism do not.
Stalking is characterized by a pattern of unwanted following or harassment with the intent to cause fear or discomfort. It may involve repeatedly showing up at a person’s home or place of business, making threatening phone calls or emails, vandalism and/or written messages.
Voyeurism is characterized by observing someone engaged in a private act without that person’s consent. In other words, voyeurism is an invasion of a person’s privacy in a location where they would normally expect privacy. Voyeurism may involve peeking through a door or window, and/or using a device to peek through a hole or opening.
Sexual assault is a crime. However, victims do not have to wait for criminal charges to be filed in order to seek justice. The law provides civil remedies to victims of sexual assault and other sex crimes for their physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional trauma, lost wages, medical expenses and other damages. Victims are entitled to compensation from the perpetrator of the crime and also from other at-fault parties such as employers, nursing homes, churches, healthcare facilities, jails, day cares, churches, schools and other organizations.
School Sexual Abuse – A young lady was seduced by her high school teacher. The teacher’s co-workers failed to report their suspicions about the affair. SETTLEMENT – $1,250,000
Here are some practical steps you can take to protect your legal rights if you were a victim of sexual assault:
James Iagmin has been providing compassionate advocacy for his clients since 1997. Jim is known by his clients and fellow lawyers for being an outstanding attorney and also for being kind, compassionate and intelligent. Jim has a proven track record of achieving the best possible results for his clients and has received a number of honors and awards for his skills as a lawyer. Jim is recognized as a leader among personal injury attorneys and served as the President of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.
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