Sexual Abuse Lawyer

A Sexual Abuse Attorney May Be Able to Help When the Unthinkable Happens

What Is Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse is defined as any action that pressures or forces another person to do something sexually that he or she doesn't want to do. This can include any behavior that impacts another’s ability to control his or her own sexual activity.

Examples of sexual abuse include the following:

  • Sexual harassment (including repeated sexual insults, comments, insinuations, or verbal threats connecting to sexual activities)
  • Unwanted sexual advances

Examples of sexual assault on a minor can include the following:

  • Rape or attempted rape
  • Unwanted sexual touching or kissing
  • Unwanted, violent sexual activity
  • Sexual contact with someone who is very drunk, drugged, unconscious, or unable to give clear consent for sexual activity

Sexual Abuse and Children in Illinois

Any sexual act between an adult and a child is sexual abuse. This can include a child being forced to perform sexual acts with an adult or even with another child. Examples of sexual abuse concerning children include the following:

  • Fondling
  • Penetration
  • Child pornography
  • Prostitution
  • Exploitation
  • Forced observation of sexual acts

Whether sexual abuse happens to a child, teenager, or adult, the act is always wrong. Those responsible should be held accountable for their acts. Not only should victims of sexual abuse receive justice for their pain, suffering, and loss, but taking legal action may also help prevent future victims from falling prey to the unlawful acts of these individuals.

Examples of Child Sex Abuse Cases We Have Handled

The highly trained sexual abuse attorneys at Lane & Lane, LLC can help you understand what to do next and how an Illinois sexual abuse case works. Here are some examples of cases we have handled:

One simple call to our law offices is the first step toward seeking legal justice for the victimization of you or someone you love. Call 1-312-332-1400 to schedule your free and confidential consultation with our Illinois sexual abuse lawyers.

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