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    Talladega Sexual Abuse Lawyer

    Sexual abuse, or even allegations of sexual abuse, can be devastating for a victim and their family. Those who have gone through sexual abuse often face difficult challenges both physically and mentally.

    Additionally, victims often feel a sense of guilt and sometimes a sense of responsibility.

    While there is no easy way to address allegations of sexual abuse, victims can start the healing process, and often find that working with a Talladega sexual abuse lawyer is beneficial for their physical and mental well-being, and provides them with a sense of justice and closure.

    If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual abuse, contact a compassionate, dedicated, and aggressive Talladega personal injury lawyer who will pursue justice for victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse in Talladega.

    Sexual Abuse in Alabama

    Alabama law specifically defines sexual contact as: “any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person not married to the actor, done for purpose of gratifying the sexual desire either party,” §13A-6-60 (3) Code of Alabama, 1975.

    In most cases, sexual abuse occurs when there is sexual contact with parts that a person would consider intimate.

    There are various degrees of sexual abuse charges a Talladega sexual abuse attorney can help a victim file against an abuser including:

    • Sexual abuse in the first degree – Occurs when a person subjects another to sexual contact by physical force, or by threat of physical force. In addition, a person may file first-degree sexual abuse charges if they were incapable of consenting to sexual contact because they were physically helpless or mentally incapable of consenting.
    • Sexual abuse in the second degree – Occurs when a person subjects another person to sexual contact and that person is incapable of consenting because of a mental disease, disability, or defect.
    • Sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old – These charges can be filed when a person who is over the age of 16 subjects a person under the age of 12 to sexual contact.
    • Sexual contact with a foster child – These charges can be filed when a foster parent engages in sexual contact with a foster child who is under the age of 19 and is under the care and supervision of a foster parent.
    • Sexual contact by a school employee with a student under the age of 19 years – These charges are just as their name implies, and can be filed when a school employee has sexual contact with a student who is under the age of 19.

    Different Categories of Sexual Abuse

    A Talladega sexual abuse lawyer can also help victims file claims for:

    • Failure to distribute sex offender community notification flyers
    • Employer/employee sexual assault
    • School sexual abuse
    • Store worker sexual abuse of a patron
    • Child abuse by adults
    • Church related sexual abuse

    Anyone who has gone through a traumatic situation such as sexual abuse needs to know that their case is important, and should be assured that their attacker will be held accountable for their actions.

    A Talladega sexual abuse lawyer can help, not only counsel sexual abuse victims by connecting them with resources and programs but can also help provide closure and justice by filing and prosecuting sexual abusers.

    Contact a Talladega Sexual Abuse Attorney Today

    If you or someone you know and love have been the victim of sexual abuse, do not wait to contact an aggressive and compassionate Talladega sexual abuse lawyer who is well-prepared and well-equipped to prosecute sexual abusers and pursue justice on your behalf.