Sexual abuse is committing unwanted sexual acts against another person.
These acts can include:
- Forced sexual acts without penetration or intercourse
- Forced prostitution
- Lewd and lascivious acts
Sexual abuse can be physical or psychological, and can damage a personal permanently. Most often the victims of sexual abuse are those that are most vulnerable; children, women, and the elderly.
How is sexual abuse different than sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment differs from sexual abuse in that harassment is the act of threatening or engaging in unwanted sexual advances or physical contact. Sexual harassment is a crime, but it takes a different set of skills, experience, and knowledge to fight back against sexual harassment.
Sexual abuse is one of the most horrendous crimes, and many times it goes unreported, so what you can you do if you believe that youâ€™re a victim of sexual abuse?
What can you do?
Every day, hundreds of people step forward and seek help against those who have sexually abused then, but there are hundreds more that donâ€™t know where to turn. If youâ€™re a victim of sexual abuse you absolutely need to contact local law enforcement and provide them with the necessary information to begin a criminal case against the perpetrator. Once youâ€™ve contacted law enforcement, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer through Jersey Personal Injury who will stand by your side offering counsel, advice, and resources that you wonâ€™t find anywhere else.
Who can you trust?
Victims of sexual abuse feel violated, unwanted, and unwelcomed, but they donâ€™t need to feel that way. There are those that they can trust to offer them the help and comfort they need to move forward, prosecute those that have abused them, and get the closure they deserve so that healing can begin.
Your New Jersey personal injury lawyer is someone you can trust, and should trust with your sexual abuse case.