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Was Your Child Inappropriately Touched at Victoria Texas Daycare?

Child sexual abuse is the source of lifelong trauma for many victims. In fact, according to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), survivors of child molestation have a four-time greater chance of suffering from PTSD and drug abuse. Sadly, the abuse that causes these outcomes often occurs at the hands of people we trust. This isn’t an isolated issue, but a real threat right here in Victoria Tx.

Was your child inappropriately touched at Victoria Texas daycare? If so, help is available. Our experienced lawyers at Carabin Shaw are committed to advocating for the rights of survivors and pursuing justice. Call us for a free consultation.

Sexual Abuse Statistics

It’s shocking how prevalent child sexual abuse is in our society. Consider the following statistics:

  • There are more than 42 million sexual abuse survivors in the U.S.
  • There are almost 500,000 registered sex offenders in America
  • One out of every four girls will be molested
  • One out of every six boys will be molested
  • Almost 70% of reported assaults happen to minors under 17 years old
  • Child Protective Services substantiates a child sexual abuse claim every nine minutes
  • Most pedophiles commit over 100 sex crimes throughout their life

As you can see, sexual abuse is far more common than we’d like to think. Still, many parents experience intense guilt when their child is molested, especially after doing their best to protect them from pedophiles and potential dangers.

But the most common predators are often the ones we least expect. Victoria Tx attorneys at Carabin Shaw have seen it time and time again.

The Most Common Perpetrators of Child Sexual Abuse

Over the years it has become apparent that “stranger danger” is the least of our worries. The truth is even more horrible: your child is more likely to be molested by someone you know and trust than by a stranger. In fact, over 90% of sexually abused children will know the perpetrator, with 60% of them being harmed by someone their family fully trusts.

If your child was molested at daycare, it’s time to call child sexual abuse attorneys in Victoria Tx. Nothing can turn back the clock and erase the abuse, but you can pursue compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earning potential, medical bills, and therapy, and more.

Why Hire an Attorney for Child Sexual Abuse

You’ve called the police, sought medical attention, and removed your child from harm. So how can Victoria Tx attorneys at Carabin Shaw help? In cases of child molestation, the authorities will investigate the claims and your state district attorney may press criminal charges. But you also have the option of filing civil charges.

During a criminal trial, the jury will decide if the accused is guilty and, if so, what kind of punishment they will receive. The victim can be awarded compensation in these trials, but not common. This is because the focus of a criminal case is on the accused. A civil case, on the other hand, is all about the victim.

You can hire a lawyer and pursue civil litigation even if your child’s abuser was found not guilty in the criminal court. For example, in early 2020 Ruben Treviño of Victoria, Tx was found not guilty on several counts of child sexual abuse. Even though the jury had reasonable doubts about his guilt, Treviño’s victims still have the option of pursuing a civil case.

Civil court is your best chance of receiving monetary compensation for damages. Contact an experienced attorney, like those at Carabin Shaw to pursue restitution today.

Free Consultation at Carabin Shaw | Your Family Is Not Alone

Victoria child injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw understand the financial and emotional burdens of sexual abuse. Call us for a free initial consultation. Both English and Spanish speakers are available to discuss your options.

Call us toll-free, 24/7, at 800-862-1260.

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