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Children learn valuable leadership and team-building skills when they play sports. No child should ever face sexual abuse by a coach or anybody else involved with their sports team. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our Orange County youth sports sexual abuse lawyers are ready to help victims and their families. We are dedicated to helping you get the resources you need. Let us work to secure the compensation and closure you deserve.
Discovering that your child has been sexually abused by someone within their youth sports organization is shocking, and you need help from a skilled attorney. At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, our compassionate team is ready to help you through this.
Most individuals do not have the resources or experience necessary to pursue justice in these cases by themselves. An Orange County youth sports sexual abuse attorney will:
Studies indicate that anywhere from 2% to 8% of children who participate in sports are victims of sexual assault within the context of the sport. There is evidence that youth who are elite athletes are more likely to be assaulted than those with less talent.
Perpetrators of sexual abuse within the context of youth sports display certain characteristics. In 98% of the cases, the perpetrators were coaches, teachers, or instructors. Abusers typically range in age from 16 to 63, with the average age of a sexual abuse perpetrator being 34.2 years.
In most cases, sexual abuse occurs in places where the sports activities are carried out, in the home of the abuser, during training sessions, during competitions away from home, and at social events not necessarily connected to the sport.
Research indicates that abusers usually use a gradual strategy of grooming between them and the young athlete. Over time, boundaries are crossed, and sexual abuse occurs.
If your child has been sexually abused by anyone connected with their youth sports activities, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The team at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo is ready to help you through this. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve, which can include:
When you need an Orange County youth sports sexual abuse lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling (714) 783-2205.