The sexual abuse of children is a public health epidemic in the United States. Recent child sex abuse cases at Penn State University, the release of documents concerning sexual abuse and the Boy Scouts and consistent reports of abuse within other institutions, demands action to protect children and to provide a means of obtaining justice for adult survivors.
Research has shown that as many as one in four women and one in five men suffered abuse as a child and that almost 90% of abuse never gets reported. Those that do come forward find themselves barred by the legal technicality of a statute of limitation. Considering how long victims often take to find the courage to speak out, statutes of limitation are woefully short and act as an arbitrary barrier to justice.
If you or someone you know was sexually abused, the Marsh Law Firm can help. Contact us for a free confidential consultation.
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For more information visit the National Center for Victims of Crime.