Protecting the Rights of Children Against Sexual Abuse & Exploitation

Protecting the Rights of Children Against Sexual Abuse & Exploitation

It’s disturbing to think about, but many children and young adults are sexually abused within environments we all believe to be safe, and many times by the very people children and their families trust. Sexual abuse and exploitation can happen in schools, churches, community organizations, or any other place where an offender sees an opportunity to establish a relationship with a victim.

The North Carolina law firm of Daggett Shuler is a strong advocate for children’s rights against sexual abuse predators in our schools, churches, and communities. When a child is sexually abused, assaulted, or exploited victims are often hesitant to report the crime out of a sense of shame. For many of the same reasons, abused children and their families are often reluctant to contact an attorney. At Daggett Shuler, we understand the stigma that comes with sexual exploitation. We offer compassionate legal counsel in a confidential setting.

Signs of Abuse
Parents should be aware of the following signs often seen in children who are being abused:

  • Unusual sadness and depression
  • Withdrawal from a child’s normal activities
  • Distancing personal relationships with friends and family
  • Spending an unusual amount of time with an adult
  • Sudden weight gain or loss
  • Sudden drug or alcohol abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Increased aggressive behavior, especially when someone invades a child’s personal space
  • Attempted physical or sexual aggression towards other children.

Find out more. See our Abuse Victims Support Links.

Clergy Abuse

You can depend on the North Carolina law firm of Daggett Shuler to fight the predators and the corporations where sexual crimes occur against children. Most victims of clergy sexual abuse are between 13 and 17 years of age. Many priests and clergy have publicly admitted these offenses, and many have been found guilty in criminal and civil trials. The Catholic Church has paid out over $2 billion nationally alone, as compensation for the abuse and cover-up of the abuse by church authorities.

 

We will fight for your family.
While there is no amount of money that can take away the pain, shame, thoughts and guilt that victims have endured, Daggett Shuler is dedicated to helping in every aspect of putting a child’s life and their family’s life back together.

If you or a family member has been a victim of sexual abuse, exploitation or assault, contact Daggett Shuler. You need a lawyer with experience handling these highly sensitive and emotional cases. We offer free initial consultations to abuse survivors and take cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay no attorney’s fee unless you obtain compensation.

If you believe that you or a loved one may have a personal legal claim, you can contact us in one of three ways:

At Daggett Shuler, you can depend on us.