We were able to attain a settlement of more than $5 million for a young lady who was sexually abused in traffic by a CEO of a large corporation in Southern California. Very similar to the Jeffrey Epstein cases, he used a young lady to recruit other young ladies in order to give them drugs and take advantage of them sexually. This also was a case that we had to litigate heavily. The defense had a lot of money, the company had a lot of money and was doing everything possible to silence this young girl, but we were able to pursue this case in her name with her help and get her the help and treatment she needs. She'll be taken care of the rest of her life, and she'll get the treatment that she needs to overcome what this man did to her.

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Protecting the Rights of Sexual Assault Victims & Their Families

Sexual assault includes any type of unwanted sexual contact. This includes cases where the victim did not consent or was unable to consent due to intoxication, unconsciousness, or disability. Types of sexual assault include:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Groping or unwanted touching
  • Unwanted penetration
  • Rape or attempted rape
  • Sexual exploitation

Sexual assault can involve cases where the victim was physically pressured but may also include cases involving coercion, intimidation, or emotional manipulation.

Sexual assault affects people of all ages, races, genders, and sexual identities. Men and those who identify as LGBTQ are often more reluctant to report their assault, but this in no way diminishes the harm they have suffered.

How the Statute of Limitations Affects Your Claim

If you were an adult when the assault occurred, California’s statute of limitations allows you two years from the date of the assault to sue for damages in the civil court system. However, if your abuser has been convicted of a felony criminal charge related to the incident, you have one year from the date of the judgment to file suit—even if this is past the standard two-year deadline.

Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Your Options

The Costa Mesa personal injury attorney team at Case Barnett Law are dedicated to helping victims of sexual assault share their stories, gain closure, and hold their abusers accountable for the harm they’ve suffered.

Contact us online or call our office at 949.409.0055 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.