Inappropriate Touching at an Arizona Daycare or Childcare
Unfortunately, child sexual abuse is common throughout the state of Arizona. The Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence reports that “1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys have experienced child sexual abuse.” While occasionally this abuse is perpetrated by a complete stranger, the vast majority of child abusers prey on the children they interact with in their daily lives. Statistically, victims of child sexual abuse are more likely to be abused by a non-relative acquaintance than someone they do not already know.
There are many adults we entrust to safeguard our children every day. Daycare workers, after-school tutors, babysitters, youth group leaders, and other childcare employees are expected to keep our children emotionally and physically safe. When this trust is violated, the impact can leave life-long scars. Children who are victimized by inappropriate touching at the hands of a trusted adult may suffer from anxiety, depression, and other long-term symptoms.Has Your Child Suffered Daycare Sexual Abuse?
“Inappropriate touching” can include a wide range of behaviors that are abusive, manipulative, and/or criminal. In short, any physical touch between a childcare employee and a child under their care that has sexual intent is a felony crime and can result in criminal conviction or other penalties.
If your child has experienced any of the following examples of inappropriate touching at an Arizona daycare or childcare, call a qualified child injury lawyer to learn more about your legal options:
- Photographed without clothing
- Exposure to daycare employee’s genitals
- Forced viewing of pornographic materials
- Sexual assault
- Any other inappropriate physical contact
Children cannot consent to any sexual activity with an adult. As a parent or guardian, you may notice abrupt changes to your child’s mental or physical health as a result of this abuse. Any daycare worker who takes advantage of the trust of children and parents alike to commit these heinous crimes should be held accountable to prevent other children from experiencing the same abuse.File a Daycare Injury Lawsuit with an Arizona Child Injury Attorney
Parents and guardians have the legal right to file a personal injury lawsuit against abusive caregivers or negligent daycare facilities. A daycare injury lawsuit allows parents to seek compensation for the following damages:
- Their child’s physical abuse/physical injuries
- The emotional trauma suffered by their child and family
- Any financial costs related to treating the physical and emotional injuries caused by daycare abuse
Families affected by daycare abuse have the right to seek restitution for their losses. Meeting with a daycare abuse lawyer in Arizona will help parents establish the damages they are eligible to claim as well as clarifying the lawsuit process. While there is no statute of limitations for crimes involving the sexual abuse of a child in the state of Arizona, contacting an attorney as soon as possible can help ensure that your child sees justice for their abuse.Call the Arizona Personal Injury Attorneys at Carabin Shaw
Over the past thirty years, the firm of Carabin Shaw has represented the rights of victims of sexual abuse. We are dedicated to ensuring that child abusers are held accountable for their crimes and that victims and their families receive the justice they deserve. If you would like to learn more, our team of Arizona child injury attorneys can outline our strategy to win your daycare sexual abuse lawsuit.
If your child has suffered sexual abuse or inappropriate touching at their Arizona daycare, now is the time to act. Carabin Shaw is proud to offer no-cost, no-obligation initial consultations to parents interested in pursuing a child injury lawsuit. To schedule your case review, call our office today at 800-862-1260 to speak to our 24/7 English and Spanish-speaking staff.