CHICO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE ATTORNEY
MICHAEL REHM - (800) 978-0754
Providing representation to victims of School/Teacher/Counselor/Coach sexual assault, Clergy/Pastor/Priest childhood sexual abuse, Boy Scouts sexual abuse, and other institutional abuse matters in Butte County CA.
Child sexual abuse is not a topic that anyone wants to think about or talk about. Unfortunately, it is a reality for many people. At The Law Office of Michael Rehm, when you trust us with this sensitive information, we will do whatever we can to bring you justice. We will treat your case with compassion and understanding and give you the opportunity to tell your story. While your first thoughts might not be about monetary compensation, it's important that you know what you're entitled to. For a free and confidential consultation, contact The Law Firm of Michael Rehm today at (800) 978-0754/
Lawsuits in Chico, CA for Child Sexual Abuse
Child sexual abuse isn't something people like to talk about, but it happens far more often than any of us would like to imagine. Child sexual abuse is prevalent in institutions that are supposed to keep children safe, such as churches, schools, athletics, and other organizations.
For example, just in May of 2022, an individual filed a lawsuit against Chico Unified School District, alleging that her high school Spanish teacher had sexually abused her on several occasions, and accusing Chico Unified School District of failing to protect her and keep her safe. More information can be viewed by clicking the link below:
Is Chico Unified School District Liable?
You might be wondering how a school district could be responsible for a teacher's sexual abuse toward children. Wouldn't it make more sense to simply hold the perpetrator responsible? The answer to this question is: it depends. in many circumstances, both parties – the abuser and their employer in this case - can and should be held responsible. Sometimes, the school can be held directly liable for the actions of the abuser.
Direct Liability - Negligent Hiring, Supervising, or Retaining
If it comes to light that the school district was aware of or should have been aware that the abuser posed a foreseeable risk of harm to students, the district can be held legally responsible for sexual abuse that was carried out by the teacher. This doesn't necessarily mean that the victim must prove that the teacher engaged in the exact type of alleged sexual misconduct in the past. This element could be satisfied by showing that the school district failed to investigate a student's prior complaint regarding the teacher, even if the complaint wasn't as egregious as the current alleged crime. Another way to show that the district knew or should have known is to provide evidence that the school district didn't properly and thoroughly look into the teacher's history before hiring them.
Contact Michael Rehm Today
Dealing with child sexual abuse is an incredibly difficult task. If you've decided to take the step of speaking with a lawyer, Attorney Michael Rehm is here to help. Chico School Sexual Abuse Lawyer Michael Rehm understands how difficult it is to speak about these acts and to ask for help. Michael Rehm knows how to handle your case with vigor while remaining compassionate and patient. If you have any questions about a child sexual abuse lawsuit, please don't hesitate to reach out. For a free and confidential consultation, contact us today at (800) 978-0754.
Providing representation in Butte County and surrounding counties, including Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Yuba, Tehama and Plumas County.