A former Florida middle school teacher received only three years in jail as community service for having sex with her 14-year-old student. However, the boy will face a lifetime of pain and suffering from her teacher sexual abuse.
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.
Teacher Sexual Abuse
A Volusia County judge sentenced a former middle school teacher to three years in prison and two years of community service. She will also need to be registered as a sex offender. The teacher blamed her bipolar disorder and depression for the abuse.
According to deputies, the eighth-grade New Smyrna Beach Middle School student said the teacher sent him nude photos. Also, she would go to his home at 11 p.m. to pick him up. Then, she should drive him back hours later. The teacher also asked the student to keep their relationship a secret, especially the marijuana and paraphernalia she purchased for him. If the teen did tell, she threatened to get him and any other student in trouble.
In the aftermath, the boy now is mercilessly teased by other students. He has also lost many friends and is isolated from the abuse. Plus, he feels intense fear just being in the school.
Get 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. This is why it is important if you or a loved one was the victim of sexual abuse to contact The Michael Brady Lynch Firm. 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.