Pompano Beach Sexual Abuse & Assault
Everyone faces a risk of sexual assault. Sexual abuse can happen in almost any Pompano Beach venue, including private homes, the workplace, medical offices, massage parlors, dentists offices, or almost anywhere else. The assault in Pompano Beach can happen at the hands of someone the victim knows well, or a stranger. One of the most disturbing situations with sexual assault is when it comes from someone in a position of trust, such as a member of the clergy or priest; a doctor, nurse or other medical professional; or a coach or teacher. But others can also be responsible for sexual assault. A spa professional, a masseuse, an esthetician performing waxing or laser treatments, or anyone else can take advantage of a situation and commit sexual abuse or assault against innocent victims.
The law firm of Frankl & Kominsky is available to help victims of sexual assault in Pompano Beach and in other South Florida locations.Sexual Assault Statistics
Sexual assault and abuse regularly happens throughout Florida, including in Pompano Beach. Sexual assault includes almost any type of sexual conduct toward another individual which is unwanted. Even in consensual sexual encounters, there can be sexual assault, when one person is forced against his or her will to conduct a sexual act.
According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, there were 7,537 rape cases in Florida in 2015. The same year, there were 3,195 forcible fondling cases. There were 4,730 arrests made in forcible sex offenses in Florida the same year.
Other statistics demonstrate the frequency of sexual assault, much of which is unreported. A 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey showed that 1,266,000 women in Florida have been raped at some point in their lives. That translates to 1 in 6 women in Florida. The study also showed that 3,111,000 women in Florida have been victims of sexual violence other than rape. That is 41.8% of all women in Florida. Moreover, 20.4% of men, or 1,437,000 men, in Florida have been victimized by sexual violence other than rape. 79.6% of female victims who have experienced one or more completed rape experienced the first rape before the age of 25; 42.2% were under 18 at the time of the first completed rape.
However, The National Women's Study Replication in 2005 found that only about 18% of forcible rapes are reported to law enforcement.The Cost of Sexual Assault
The attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky know that sexual assault victims can suffer many ways after a sexual assault. Victims may incur medical bills, bills for psychological assistance or support groups, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other areas. We also know that sexual assault can leave lasting damage, and can require long-term care to help the victims. Our compassionate legal teams are available to help victims in Pompano Beach and in other South Florida locations try to bring perpetrators to justice and try to obtain damages and recoup costs caused by the sexual assault. We serve victims in Pompano Beach, and all throughout South Florida, including Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Lake Worth. Call us today for a confidential consultation, at (561) 609-1948, or contact us online. We speak Spanish and Creole.