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Lawsuits for Sexual Abuse in Wheeling
Welcome to Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, where we are dedicated to supporting victims of sexual abuse in Wheeling. Our skilled Wheeling WV criminal abuse lawyer is here to provide you with the rightful justice and ensure your voice is heard.
Sexual assault encompasses a range of acts, including attempted rape, rape, and non-consensual touching, with or without clothes, in which the person involved does not provide voluntary consent. While each state may define sexual assault differently, the underlying principle is the same: engaging in any sexual activity without consent, whether through force, coercion, incapacitation, or when the person is underage.
Notably, all fifty states, including the District of Columbia, have recognized marital rape as sexual assault since 1993, underscoring the gravity and reprehensibility of such acts.
Forcible rape refers to the use of physical force to compel someone into non-consensual sexual acts. Shockingly, statistics reveal alarming prevalence rates:
- Approximately 20% of women report experiencing rape in their lifetime.
- An estimated 2% of forcible rape victims are men.
- 80% of women are raped around the age of 25.
- Alarmingly, only 20% of campus rapes are reported.
- 30% of male victims were raped during their childhood.
Every six minutes in the United States, one forcible rape occurs according to FBI statistics, yet only 25% of rapists face prosecution.
It is important to recognize that most forcible rapes are committed by individuals known to the victim, such as dating partners, intimate partners, former lovers, acquaintances, spouses, or even relatives.
Child Sexual Abuse
Child sexual abuse is an abhorrent crime that takes on a whole different dynamic when it involves children. At our law firm in Wheeling, our experienced Wheeling WV OVI lawyer has handled numerous cases of brutality against children, providing them with the justice they deserve. This disturbing incident occurs when adults or adolescents manipulate, force, or coerce children into sexual acts, manifesting in various forms.
These forms may include:
- Coercing or psychologically pressuring a child to engage in sexual activities
- Committing acts of forcible rape
- Exposing a child to genitals or sexual organs, or subjecting them to pornography
- Producing child pornography
- Groping or fondling a child, either clothed or unclothed
Disturbingly, in most cases, the perpetrators are often relatives, trusted individuals, or even members of religious or social organizations. This betrayal of trust can have devastating effects on the child, resulting in lifelong trauma, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and more. Even revered figures like priests, camp counselors, or Boy Scout leaders have been implicated as oppressors. Our law firm in Wheeling has represented over 525 men who were abused as Boy Scouts.
If you or your loved ones have endured this deeply disturbing ordeal, and you are finally ready to break the silence and seek justice, we urge you to reach out to us at Mountaineer Criminal Law Group. Our dedicated Wheeling WV criminal lawyer in Wheeling is here to support you through this challenging journey towards healing and justice.
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