The sexual violence statistics are startling. Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted and every 9 minutes that victim is a child, according to the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Whether an adult or child, male or female, victims of sexual violence can suffer long term trauma.
While it may be difficult to find the right words to say or actions to take, RAINN offers suggestions on how to best support a loved one:
What is sexual battery?
In Florida (Statute. § 794.011), sexual battery is defined as oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose.
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The Simpson-Cannon Law Firm advocates for victims of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct. We recognize that it can be very difficult to come forward to report such a violation. Feelings of guilt, shame, and blame may abound. As a victim of sexual violence, you may be entitled to compensation in a civil court regardless of the outcome of a your criminal case. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-721-6255.
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