Sexual Abuse

Hundreds of children were allegedly abused in NH juvenile detention center

She didn’t cry when the pregnancy test came back positive. She didn’t scream or shout or attempt to explain to officials how she — a girl confined to New Hampshire’s state-run juvenile detention center — could have possibly become pregnant.

No one at the facility seemed all that interested in getting to the bottom of it, Michaela Jancsy says now. And besides, the counselor had told her to keep quiet.

She’d met him a couple years after arriving at the facility as a 12-year-old facing assault charges, who had asked to be placed at the center rather than another group home.

He was in his 30s, she says, with a wife and at least one child, and tasked with keeping watch over the children of

Larry Nassar Abuse Case: Victims Seek $130 Million From F.B.I.

Thirteen female athletes who were sexually assaulted by Lawrence G. Nassar, the former sports doctor for the U.S.A. Gymnastics national team and Michigan State University, are seeking $10 million each from the F.B.I., alleging that its agents mishandled an investigation and allowed Mr. Nassar to continue abusing more victims, a lawyer said on Thursday.

The lawyer, Jamie White, said he filed a tort claim on Wednesday against the bureau that gives the government six months to settle or deny the claim. A lawsuit could follow, depending on the response, he said.

It was the latest legal action to arise from the abuse of young athletes by Mr. Nassar, who is serving what amounts to life in prison for multiple sex crimes involving girls and women

Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Settlements Update

Victims of sexual abuse or a sexual assault can often get financial compensation for their pain and suffering by bringing a civil lawsuit against the abuser or the employer/organization that enabled the abuse to occur. Almost any type of criminal sexual conduct or unwanted sexual contact can form the basis for a sexual abuse or sexual assault lawsuit.

Compensation in a sexual abuse lawsuit can be awarded for things such as: medical bills (including mental health counseling), lost wages or income, and pain & suffering (including mental anguish resulting from the abuse). The most successful sexual abuse lawsuits are those in which a corporation or institution can be held liable. When the abuse occurs at a school, church, hospital, etc., that entity can potentially be l

Justice Department Charges Former San Jose State Trainer with Sexually Assaulting Student-Athletes

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) charged the former director of sports medicine at San Jose State University (SJSU) with civil rights violations for his alleged sexual abuse of four women student-athletes over the past five years.

Scott Shaw was accused of sexual misconduct against nearly two dozen women student-athletes during his 15-year tenure as the top athletic trainer at SJSU. The limited scope of Shaw’s charges is due to the expiration of the statute of limitations on the other cases, the DOJ stated.

“SJSU’s actions gave the Athletic Trainer unfettered access to student-athletes and led students to feel that further reports of sexual harassment would be futile,” the DOJ stated in a news release.

In 2021, the DOJ determined that SJSU violated

What is a Sexual Misconduct Settlement?

Non-economic damages are abstract emotional and mental concepts like distress, suffering, shame, humiliation, depression, and so on.

If you’re approaching a sexual harassment lawsuit, you may have heard the term “settlement.” But what does this actually mean? Why is a settlement so important, and how can this benefit you in the long run? A settlement is perhaps best described as the “end goal” of a harassment lawsuit in California. It provides employees with a sense of justice and closure while ensuring that guilty employers experience consequences.

If you’d like to learn more about how settlements work in sexual harassment lawsuits, get in touch with a qualified, experienced attorney. During your consultation, your attorney can explain all of these details in a clear, concise manner. Remember, you don’t have to be a legal expert to successfully file a lawsuit and win a settlement. All you need to do is team up with someone who knows what they’re doing.

Settlements Explained

Sexual harassment lawsuits are civil cases, not criminal cases. This means that the guilty party will not face criminal charges or consequences like jail time. However, they will face financial penalties if you win your lawsuit. This means that they will be forced to pay you a certain amount of money that represents all of the losses they have caused you. These losses are also known as “damages.”

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