A Florida man pled guilty to sexually assaulting a child when he lived in Wilmington, North Carolina more than 10 years ago. 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 Justice
The 58-year-old man abused a family member from age 5 to 15 years old almost 10 years ago. When she saw that the now Florida resident was living in a home with other small children, she was concerned for their safety. Then, she courageously came forward and reported her abuse to the local police department.
The judge convicted the man of three counts of felony child abuse committing a sexual act against a minor, and three counts of taking indecent liberties with children. The judge also sentenced him to between five and just over eight years in prison. Furthermore, he will also have to register as a sex offender for 30 years upon his release.
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.