Who Is Daniel Miles?
Daniel Miles teaches at Barboursville Middle School in Cabell County, West Virginia. Cabell County Schools confirmed that Daniel Miles has been on administrative leave since allegations arose in January of 2022. They also admit that Miles had been reprimanded before that for similar behavior. The school knew he was a threat to children and kept him on staff. A Cabell County Grand Jury indicted Miles on first-degree sexual abuse, sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian, or person in a position of trust to a child. The allegations happened between August 2019 and January 2022. There are multiple students involved.
There is a high likelihood that there are other victims.
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How Can A Civil Lawsuit Help Victims Seek Justice For The Trauma They May Have Experienced By Daniel Miles?
There are many misunderstandings about why a survivor of sexual abuse would choose to file a civil lawsuit. Child sexual abuse takes away so much from the survivors and families impacted. Our society still struggles to find ways to repair the harm done by individual perpetrators and institutions that have covered up child sexual abuse.
Filing a civil case can be an essential step for survivors and their families in their journey to slowly rebuild their lives and create pathways to healing. Motivation for filing a civil suit is questioned and unfairly stereotyped as “all about money.” Filing a civil lawsuit can cast survivors as “money hungry” and is weaponized to shame and blame them even more. This couldn’t be further from the truth for survivors of child sexual abuse. The civil justice system offers victims more than just monetary benefits. It gives survivors access to justice, validation, exposure, confrontation, and ultimately some resolution. The resolution allows survivors of sexual abuse to understand and process what happened and create a new path forward without confusion, questions, and fear.
Can I File A Lawsuit Against the Barboursville Middle School?
Yes, you would have rights if you were a victim of Daniel Miles while Barboursville Middle School employed him. They admit to prior knowledge and clearly fail to act on their duty of care to their students.
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