Are You a Victim of Child Sexual Abuse?
The act to protect children from sexual abuse and to strengthen and modernize sexual assault laws goes into effect on December 1, 2019.
The North Carolina state assembly recently made it easier for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice. on October 31, 2019, senate bill 199 was unanimously supported and approved by representatives of both the house and the senate and signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper on November 7, 2019.
The law extends the statute of limitations in childhood sexual assault cases and provides survivors a longer time period to file a civil action against individual abusers and institutions that failed to prevent or concealed the assault.
Institutional Sex Abuse
We represent victims of sex abuse because it’s the right thing to do. We are dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable and innocent members of our communities – our children. Our cases seek to change the behavior of institutions who permit predators who prey on young children under their watch.
We focus our work on institutions such as schools, religious organizations, and youth organizations because we know that is where predators hunt. According to the United States Department of Justice1, 99.5% of sexual assault perpetrators walk free. Obviously, the criminal justice system, by itself, is not the answer. We intend to help, because it really matters.
Please understand, if you are concerned that your child may have been a victim of child sexual abuse, you should contact law enforcement immediately and provide them with as much information and assistance as is possible. In addition, you should consider consulting with a lawyer who can prosecute the predator in a civil context. Click here for more information regarding the New Hanover County Schools Sexual Abuse Case.
Cases We Pursue
If you are considering filing a civil lawsuit against a sexual abuser, you should speak with a childhood sexual abuse lawyer to discuss your rights. The compassionate legal team at Rhine Law Firm, P.C. are dedicated to the representation of victims of child sexual abuse and molestation. For a free and confidential consultation with experienced attorneys, call (910) 501-2474 today.
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Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. The National Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24/7: Telephone: 800.656.HOPE (4673) Online chat: online.rainn.org Español: rainn.org/es
NC Coalition For the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
For more information contact Suzanne Metcalf at 919-829-8009.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 This group provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources.
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