It can take years for victims of childhood sexual abuse to be able to speak out about their experience. Child sexual abuse survivors often need to spend time healing and in therapy. However, child abuse survivors are currently barred from bringing a civil lawsuit against their abuser 12 years after turning 18.
Acts of sexual abuse against children are not uncommon. According to the United States Department of Justice's National Sex Offender Public Website, approximately 1.8 million children throughout the country have suffered through sexual abuse. 62,939 cases were reported in 2012 alone.
Few things are more destructive to a person's life than being sexually abused as a child. Predators steal the innocence from children who looked up to and trusted adults and replaces that inner light with dark hole in their hearts.
Before selecting a day care facility for your children, make sure to properly research the day care provider. We see far too many cases in which vulnerable children have suffered sexual abuse or other serious injuries at day cares. Often, these tragic incidents happen as a result of chronic institutional failures. Identifying day care providers who have had problems in the past can help you protect your child in the future.