MORENO VALLEY 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 Moreno Valley, Temecula, Corona, Murrieta, Jurupa Valley, Menifee, Hemet, and throughout Riverside County, CA.
Student-on-student sexual abuse is especially prevalent in schools, where young people are often in close proximity to one another and may have limited adult supervision. Unfortunately, many school officials are ill-equipped to deal with the issue, and children who report sexual abuse often face retaliation or even expulsion. Schools must take steps to address the problem of student-on-student sexual abuse through both prevention and response. By educating students, faculty, and staff about the signs of abuse and providing support for victims, schools can help to create a safe environment for all. If you have questions or think you may have a claim, do not hesitate to contact Moreno Valley Child Sex Abuse Lawyer Michael Rehm. He has experience handling all types of sexual abuse cases throughout California. Call (800) 978-0754 to schedule your free consultation.
Sex Abuse Cases in Moreno Valley, CA
An example of a sex abuse matter in Moreno Valley, is in June 2020, the grandparents of an autistic teen who was sexually assaulted on a school bus sued Moreno Valley School District. The student who assaulted him had a history of being violent. The suit alleges that the district breached its duty to protect their grandson.
This other student had more than thirty documented disciplinary incidents from kindergarten through high school. The incidents included acts of him exposing himself to another student and kicking another in the groin.
The former principal of Vista Del Lago High School, claimed in a deposition that he had no knowledge of the perpetrator's troubled history of attacking and bullying other students. However, this same principal also confirmed in the deposition that there were several incidents in the student's file that documented incidents from 2012 to 2016 while he was in elementary and middle school. These included touching students inappropriately and even exposing himself to another child.
The district did not monitor the student appropriately on the school bus, which is where a lot of the past problematic behavior occurred, according to the attorneys for the plaintiffs.
California Schools' Duty to Protect Students from Sexual Assault by Other Students
In recent years, there has been an increased focus on the duty of schools to protect students from sexual assault by other students. Unfortunately, many school districts are falling short in this regard. Recent high-profile cases have shown that, in some instances, school administrators and staff were aware of allegations of sexual misconduct but failed to take appropriate action. In other cases, schools did not have adequate policies and procedures in place to prevent or respond to sexual assault allegations. As a result, many students have been left without the protection they deserve.
Contact The Law Office of Michael Rehm for Help with Your Claim
Child sex abuse is a severe problem that can have lifelong consequences for the victims. It is estimated that nearly three million child sexual abuse cases are reported annually in the United States. However, only a fraction of all cases are actually reported due to the shame and fear that often keeps victims from coming forward. Child sex abuse can damage relationships and hinder social and academic achievement. Schools have a responsibility to protect students from child sex abuse. Unfortunately, in many cases, students are the ones who commit these acts of abuse. Schools must be vigilant in identifying and addressing potential cases of student-on-student sexual abuse. Doing so can help ensure that all students are safe and protected from this devastating form of abuse. If you need the assistance of an experienced child sex abuse attorney, contact Morena Valley Sex Abuse Lawyer Michael Rehm today by calling (800) 978-0754.
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