Nationwide CHild Sexual Abuse Attorney
Defending Those Who Can’t Defend Themselves
Recent scandals involving the Roman Catholic Church and Boy Scouts of America have shed light on the pervasiveness of child sexual abuse and molestation in the United States. In studies conducted by the Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute, it is estimated that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys will be victims of sexual abuse by the time they become teenagers.
Sexual abuse of a child is an extremely serious matter. At KMD Law, we treat such cases with the urgency and gravity they deserve and are committed to fighting with every resource we have to secure justice for our clients in Southern California and across the nation!
If you or a loved one is the victim of child molestation or abuse, call KMD Law at (833) 456-3529 to learn about your right to compensation.
Legal Definition of Child Abuse
Child sexual abuse can occur in many different ways, but generally involves the intentionally harm of a minor physically and/or psychologically through a sexual encounter. The state of California recognizes many sexual assault crimes against children, including:
Abuse that involves physical contact with the child:
- Groping or touching of a child's private parts
- Forcing a child to touch an adult's private parts
- Penetration of a child's vagina or anus
Abuse that doesn't involve physical contact with the child:
- Exposing oneself in front of a child
- Committing a sexual act in front of a child
- Exposing a child to pornography
A third type of child abuse involves exploitation of a minor by forcing or solicitating them into prostitution, or using the child to produce child pornography.
Who Can Be Held Accountable for Child Sexual Abuse?
Many children are taught from an early age to be vary of strangers, yet the vast majority of child sex abuse cases involve someone the child knew. These perpetrators can be family members, neighbors, coaches, pastors, baby-sitters, teachers, or anyone who has consistent interaction with the child.
At KMD Law, we don't just settle for pursuing legal action against the abuser, but the institution or organization that failed to protect the child from molestation and abuse, including:
- Athletic clubs
- Boy and Girl Scouts of America
- Youth camps
When you come to KMD Law, you can trust that our team of child sex abuse attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case to determine who should bear the burden of responsibility for the abuse you have experienced.
We know it's difficult to come foward and expose child abuse, but our team is here to support you. Call (833) 456-3529.