Sexual violence against children can take many forms, including the exploitation of a child for commercial gain. At The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP, we represent survivors of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Our attorneys have dedicated their personal lives and professional careers to seeking justice on behalf of child sexual abuse victims. Contact us today for a free and confidential case review with a Los Angeles child exploitation attorney to learn more about your rights.
How We Can Help
You can trust our Los Angeles child exploitation lawyers to work relentlessly on your case and preserve your best interests. This includes a comprehensive investigation of child exploitation, evidence collection and the hiring of experts to support your case. We can negotiate with insurance companies and go to trial, when necessary, on your behalf. We can also keep your identity anonymous during your case, if desired.
What Is Child Sexual Exploitation?
Child exploitation refers to a perpetrator taking advantage of a child under the age of 18 for the commercialization of sexual acts. Any sexual activity involving a minor is against the law in California, as underage youth cannot legally give their consent to sex acts. If sexual acts are done for the purpose of commercialization or profit – such as in a case of child sex trafficking or child pornography – it is referred to as exploitation.
Child exploitation cases can also involve other forms of child sexual abuse. At The Senators Firm, our attorneys can represent survivors of all types of sexual abuse and assault, including child molestation, rape, exhibitionism, oral copulation and sodomy. We are dedicated and highly committed child sexual abuse attorneys who are passionate about bringing perpetrators to justice.
Damages Available in a Child Exploitation Lawsuit
Filing a civil lawsuit against an individual perpetrator or an institution for failing to protect you from child sexual exploitation could result in financial compensation for several of your economic and noneconomic losses. This compensation, otherwise known as damages, is a form of civil justice that you can pursue in addition to criminal charges being brought against a sexual predator. You may be able to collect damages for the following:
- Past and future medical costs
- Losses of income and future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental health services
- Punitive damages, in some cases
At The Senators Firm, we understand that there is much more to a child exploitation lawsuit than a financial award for the victim. We always push for major law changes to prevent child exploitation in the future. However, we are also aware of the benefits that financial compensation can provide to a victim and his or her family.
What Is the Statute of Limitations?
The statute of limitations is a law in California that places a deadline on your right to bring a child sexual abuse or exploitation claim. The time limit was recently extended in California. Now, survivors have until their 40th birthdays or five years from the date of discovery to file a claim for child sexual abuse. While it can be emotionally taxing to come forward and tell your story, it is important to act as soon as possible to avoid missing your deadline. Otherwise, you may lose your right to file forever.
Contact Our Experienced Child Sexual Exploitation Attorneys in Los Angeles Today
Child sexual abuse or exploitation could qualify you to file a lawsuit against one or multiple parties in Los Angeles for the damages that you have suffered. At The Senators Firm, survivors trust us with their most sensitive and high-stakes cases. We can aggressively pursue the financial compensation that you or your child deserve for sexual exploitation while protecting you every step of the way.