Sexual assault is a serious, criminally punishable crime. Our police officers are entrusted with the duty to keep us safe and free from crimes. Sometimes, however, the same police officers we trust to keep us safe and secure, commit crimes of sexual assault against innocent citizens, including children.
News of sexual assault by a police officer is always shocking. It is especially heinous, when the victim is an innocent child. A Philadelphia police officer was charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in a Bucks County motel. When the 14-year old girl disappeared, the police started investigation, suspecting a possible abduction. The investigation lead the police to the Lincoln Motel on Lincoln Highway in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The 14-year-old girl was found in the motel room with the man and a 21-year-old female.
This man, who had been a Philadelphia police officer for more than 7 years, took both females to the motel room where he made the teen girl watch him and the other female have sex, before fondling the teen in an attempt to have sex with her. Fortunately, the detectives knocked on the motel door where he was sexually assaulting the child right before he engaged in sexual intercourse with the child. According to the victim, the man offered $100 to have sex with the 21-year-old female and an additional $100 to have sex with the 14-year-old.
The man was arrested and sent to jail. He was later released on $50,000 bail. He is charged with aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact or communication with a minor, criminal use of a communication facility, indecent assault without consent, indecent assault, corruption of minors, promoting prostitution of a minor and promoting and patronizing prostitution.
Victims of sexual abuse in Philadelphia suffer severe physical and emotional injuries. Recovery takes time, energy and money. Emotional injuries may not be visible and may take years to heal, requiring costly therapy and treatment. The victims of sexual assault have a right to receive compensation for their injuries. Even though no amount of money can erase the pain and suffering, financial recovery can pay for medical treatment and therapy. The Lassen Law Firm, Pennsylvania sexual abuse lawyers, is dedicated to helping sex assault victims recover money awards for their injuries.
The Lassen Law Firm represents sexual abuse victims throughout Pennsylvania. We handle all types of sexual abuse cases, including police sex abuse, priest sex abuse, coach sex abuse, teacher sex abuse and foster care sex abuse, college campus sex abuse and abuse by relatives. The biggest obstacle to filing claims of sexual abuse is the statute of limitations – the time period during which sexual abuse victims can bring their claims. Therefore, it is vital that you report sexual abuse as soon as possible and contact a Pennsylvania sexual assault attorney to preserve your right to file a civil lawsuit against the abuser and all responsible parties. Please call our experienced Philadelphia sex assault attorneys now to see how we can help. Let the Lassen Law Firm fight for your rights.