Sex Abuse & Rape


You Are Not Alone. Our Law Firm Can Help.

Every two minutes an American is sexually assaulted. Through no fault of their own, these male and female victims are subjected to unwanted touching, groping, comments, threats, and even intercourse.

Even more disturbing is that 44% of sexual abuse or rape victims are under 18, and a full 80% are under the age of 30. Terrifying because these victims may have an even more difficult time overcoming shame and stigma of their abuse enough to reach out for help.

If you have been the victim of sexual abuse or rape, it can feel as if your ability to heal is dependent upon the closure brought by gaining just-punishment for your abuser. Yet it is estimated up to 60% of sexual abuse or rape crimes are not brought to the attention of the police.

You Don’t Need To Be Alone

The law firm of Peck Hadfield specializes in returning rights to victims of sexual abuse and rape. With care and professionalism, they will take civil action against your abuser, giving you and your loved ones the opportunity to move on.

Our attorneys work closely with families who have experienced the trauma of their child suffering from sexual abuse, offering professional treatment and peace of mind. Having recently brought a teenage boy to justice for abusing a four year old, the attorneys at Peck Hadfield understand the impact sexual abuse has on a family and work swiftly to bring about restitution, restoring a sense of security.

Defining Rape and Sexual Abuse

If you feel you have been the recipient of unwanted, unsolicited, or unlawful sexual attention, there are many resources available to help. To find the best assistance, it is important to understand the distinction between sexual abuse and rape:

  • Sexual abuse covers a wide variety of actions, separate from rape or attempted rape. It can best be defined as a crime done, or attempted, for the purposes of sexual gratification. It can include the unwanted or unsolicited touching and grabbing, but does not always involve force. It also includes verbal threats.
  • Rape includes both forced and coerced sexual intercourse, as well as statutory rape, which is defined by the age of one, or both, participants. The definition of rape is limited to acts which include physical penetration, though not limited to gender, and affects both male and female victims, as well as homosexual and heterosexual rape.

For Victims Seeking Help

Don’t endure additional stress or fear caused by an attorney that is inexperienced at speaking with experts or conducting an investigation. Our experience is invaluable when it comes to holding predators and the institutions that enable their behavior accountable in civil court. Please call us at (435) 787-9700 or contact us online to speak with an attorney today.

 

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