Sexual abuse leaves you feeling like a victim, but you do not have to feel that way. Call today so we can help you overcome the feeling of being victimized and empower you to help others avoid the pain you are going through.
Sexual abuse is not your fault and it is a crime. Unwanted physical contact, sexual harassment, rape, indecent exposure, forcing another person to view or participate in pornography, or contributing in any way to the commercial sexual exploitation of children. If you have been abused you have the right to file a lawsuit against the perpetrator in civil court.
Help yourself today by calling and talking with one us. We can give you support and guidance through this difficult time and help you achieve the justice you deserve.
Sexual assault is a criminal matter. However, many times the victim of a sexual assault was denied proper protection by a business or property owner. Davy successfully obtained a seven-figure settlement against a Bucks County supermarket for failing to protect a shopper who was assaulted in the parking lot. Anytime criminal sexual assault occurs on commercial, government or private property, the victim or their family should consult a civil attorney in addition to the police.
Aggravated sexual assault is a crime of the first degree. An actor is guilty of sexual assault if he commits an act of sexual penetration with another person under any one of the following circumstances:
- The actor uses physical force or coercion, but the victim does not sustain severe personal injury;
- The victim is on probation or parole or is detained in a hospital, prison or another institution and the actor has supervisory or disciplinary power over the victim by virtue of the actor's legal, professional or occupational status;
- The victim is at least 16 but less than 18 years old and the actor is related to the victim or the actor has supervisory or disciplinary power over the victim;
- The victim is at least 13 but less than 16 years old and the actor is at least 4 years older than the victim.