A Burlington man was convicted by a jury Monday of sexual abuse and sodomy of a 6-year-old girl nearly 30 years after the alleged abuse. Many survivors of sexual abuse do not realize that the length of time for receiving justice could be well into adulthood.
About Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse is devastating. This is especially true when abusers take the form of a trusted person like a mentor, teacher, or caregiver. It can take a lifetime to mend the emotional and mental pain after sexual abuse. This is why The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse receive civil justice. Someone in a position of authority should have protected you, and we will hold he or she accountable.
Sexual Abuse Conviction
In 2000, she heard from family members that her abuser was seriously ill and not expected to recover. However, when the victim discovered her childhood abuser was still alive, she knew she had to come forward. The now 76-year-old man committed to oral sodomy and sexual abuse of the girl when he was her neighbor in Florence, Kentucky between 1990 and 1995.
The survivor is now an experienced investigator who recorded her abuser confessing during a controlled phone call with her. The jury took 14 minutes to deliberate and come back with a guilty verdict. They also recommended a sentence of 30 years. However, the abuser could face up to life in prison or a minimum of 20 years incarceration since first-degree sodomy is a Class A felony under Kentucky law.
Get Sexual Abuse Legal Help
Survivors of sexual abuse can file civil suits against perpetrators and other responsible parties, regardless of the outcome or existence of a criminal prosecution. Civil lawsuits can help a survivor seek monetary damages. This compensation can never change the abuse suffered but can help rebuild a life. Plus, a civil suit can deter future abuse. It is important if you or a loved one was the victim of sexual abuse to contact us. We will provide a free consultation and instruct of any avenues available to you for civil litigation. It doesn’t matter if the abuse happened years ago, you may still be able to get justice.