Pennsylvania has been the center of several child sexual assault trials, including the Penn State child sexual abuse case and the Philadelphia Diocese priest abuse scandal. Just as the jury returned the guilty verdict in the Penn State case, another Pennsylvania sexual predator was sentenced in a child sex abuse case in Dauphin County Court in Pennsylvania.
A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 95 to 190 years in prison for sexually assaulting two 12-year-old girls on multiple occasions during several months. The man exposed the two 12-year-old child sex abuse victims to extremely explicit sexual behavior, made them walk around the house naked and watch pornographic videos with him. He sexually molested the girls both individually and at the same time in almost every way possible.
This is one of the longest sentences for a case that did not involve a murder. The nature of the crimes and the lengthy period of sex assault were considered. The man's crimes were some of the most sexually perverse he has ever prosecuted. When he was being sentenced on June 25, the child molester showed no emotion.
Sexual abuse and child molestation are heinous crimes. Child molesters and sexual predators face serious criminal punishment. The effects of the sexual abuse on a victim can be devastating: a child sex abuse victim may suffer from withdrawal, depression, developmental regression and anxiety. Years of medical treatment and therapy may be required to heal the emotional trauma following sexual abuse and child molestation. The victim of sexual abuse can seek money damages for his/her injuries from all the responsible parties. Recovering compensation helps a child molestation victim pay for much-needed medical care, therapy and other related expenses.
An experienced sexual abuse lawyer can investigate a child sex abuse case and determine who is liable for the losses. The Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia child sex abuse lawyers, helps victims of child molestation and sexual abuse receive financial recovery by filing a civil lawsuit against the abuser. At the Lassen Law Firm, we believe that the victim of sexual abuse deserves to receive as much compensation as is available under the law and we fight hard to protect that right. Our clients can rely on our aggressive representation, diligence, dedication, legal expertise and care. If you have been sexually abused or your child has been molested, please call the Lassen Law Firm to speak with an experienced sexual abuse lawyer confidentially.