Sexual harassment occurs with great frequency and unfortunately is quite common. If you simply go to just about any restaurant, mall, store, night club, busy area, movie theater, school or college campus you will often observe individuals verbally harassing others almost without end. In particular, males in their teens, twenties and thirties verbally harass females constantly. For some reason, verbal harassment seems to have been accepted and has become part of mainstream society. Many people seem so used to the abuse that they don’t seem to understand that this is unacceptable conduct. Fear of retaliation and harm may prevent some from speaking up. Attorney Brandon Stein represents sexual assault and harassment victims and offers a free case review.
Sexual Assault, Elder Abuse
Statistics indicate that approximately one in four females have been sexually abused before their teen years are over. Sexual abuse commonly occurs in schools and in college dormitories. Most sexual abuse occurs behind closed doors and the victim feels powerless to stop it. To most people’s horror and astonishment, sexual abuse runs rampant at many elder care facilities. Elders are abused by male and female nurses, aids, orderlies, medical professionals and others on staff. Elder abuse of this nature has actually been deemed an epidemic across the country. These beloved grandparents, aunts, uncles and other elders who took care of us when we were young may be terrified to speak up. Relatives and other visitors should keenly observe when the elder has bruises on their body, whether their bedding is clean, whether they have access to their own money and other indicators of sexual abuse and physical domination by staff and visitors.
Sexual Assault Statistics
Statistics indicate that 44% of sexual assault victims are under 18 years old and that 80% are under the age of 30. A sexual assault occurs in the United States every two minutes. Every year there are more than 200,000 reported incidents of sexual assault. Yet, the same statistics indicate that about 54% of all sexual assaults are not reported to the authorities. What is not shocking is that about 2/3 of all assaults are committed by people known to the victim. Some 38% of rapes are committed by someone who is a friend or acquaintance of the victim.
If you or someone you know is a sexual assault or harassment victim, contact Attorney Brandon Stein if you would like to learn more about your legal rights and possible solutions. Attorney Stein is a compassionate and dedicated attorney who may be of great help to you in this situation. You may not even realize that legal redress is available to you, but it is. Attorney Stein offers a complimentary case review. Confidentiality is assured. To schedule an appointment, call attorney Brandon Stein at 786-766-8701.