It's every parent's worst nightmare. The place you've trusted to care for your child has become harmful—your child has been sexually abused by a teacher, principal, school nurse, or other school worker.
When you even suspect that your child is being sexually abused at school, you need to take certain steps to put a stop to it. Continue reading to learn more about what you should do when your child has been sexually abused at school.
Remove Your Child from the Dangerous Environment
First and foremost, you want to make sure your child is safe. Temporarily remove him or her from school until the issue has been effectively addressed by the school faculty and police department.
That way, your child will no longer be subjected to abuse by whoever has been abusing him or her, and you can take your next steps without worrying about your child’s immediate safety.
Contact the Police
As soon as you know that your child is safe, you'll need to get in touch with the police and let them know what happened.
At this time, it will be important to provide the police any evidence you have that your child has been sexually abused in school, whether it’s medical documentation or a statement from your child expressing what he or she has been through. The police department will then conduct an investigation to determine whether criminal charges are warranted.
Reach Out to a Qualified Chicago School Abuse Attorney
Finally, you should get in touch with a compassionate and experienced lawyer who can stand by your side every step of the way as you seek compensation for what your child has been subjected to.
We can independently examine the details of your child's case so that, no matter what happens to the perpetrator in terms of criminal charges, we will have a powerful civil suit that we can use to obtain maximum compensation for the harm your child suffered.
If you're prepared to bring the abuser to justice, simply fill out the quick contact form below or call our office at 312-332-1400. Set up your free case assessment with a Chicago school abuse lawyer at Lane & Lane, LLC today.