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Perpetrators of Child Sexual Abuse Are Often Known to the Victim

Child sexual abuse is a widespread problem. One in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult. Every 9 minutes, child protective services substantiates, or finds evidence for, a claim of child sexual abuse. In FY16 alone, child protective services agencies substantiated, or found strong evidence to indicate that, 57,329 children were victims of sexual abuse.

The Aftermath

The effects of child sexual abuse are long-lasting and can devastate the victim’s mental health. Victims are more likely than non-victims to experience the following mental health challenges:

  • About 4 times more likely to develop symptoms of drug abuse
  • About 4 times more likely to experience PTSD as adults
  • About 3 times more likely to experience a major depressive episode as adults

Child Victims Act

In most cases, childhood sexual abuse goes unreported or victims break silence many years after the abuse occurs. The Child Victims Act gives an opportunity for those who have been violated as children to seek justice, but it also comes with a hard deadline.

Reach Out Today

If you were a victim of sexual abuse as a child and now suffer from a psychological or physical injury or ‘condition’ as a result, please contact us on our website or call us at (888) 826-5497 . You can speak to us for free, there is no upfront cost and you don’t pay unless we help you secure compensation.


MLG operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning the victims we represent pay nothing at all unless we win. Attorney fees are paid based on an industry percentage of the overall settlement terms, allowing plaintiffs to reap the rewards.