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Understanding Sexual Abuse 

What is Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse is any unwanted sexual activity, with perpetrators using force, making threats, or taking advantage of victims not able to give consent. It is a grave violation that can have profound and long-lasting effects on survivors. At Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP, we are dedicated to advocating for the rights of sexual abuse survivors, providing compassionate legal support and expert representation to help them seek justice and begin the healing process.

Different Forms of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse can take many forms, each with devastating impacts on the survivor’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Understanding the various types of sexual abuse is crucial for recognizing and addressing these crimes effectively. The different forms of sexual abuse and assault include: 

Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse involves any sexual activity with a minor, including inappropriate touching, exposure to sexual content, and exploitation through child pornography. Perpetrators often manipulate or coerce children, taking advantage of their trust and vulnerability.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault refers to any non-consensual sexual act, including rape, attempted rape, and forced sexual contact. This can occur between strangers, acquaintances, or even within intimate relationships.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment involves unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances, comments, or actions that create a hostile or intimidating environment. This can occur in workplaces, schools, or public spaces and often includes verbal harassment, physical actions, or visual displays.

Incest

Incest is sexual activity between family members who are not legally permitted to marry. This form of abuse is particularly traumatic due to the betrayal of trust within the family unit.

Exploitation and Trafficking

Sexual exploitation and trafficking involve coercing or deceiving individuals into sexual activities for financial gain or other benefits. Victims are often subjected to horrific conditions and abuse, with their autonomy and dignity stripped away.

Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

Sexual violence can also occur within intimate relationships, where one partner exerts control and power over the other through forced sexual acts. This form of abuse is often accompanied by emotional and physical violence.

How Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP Can Help

At Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP, we understand the complexities and sensitivities involved in cases of sexual abuse. Our team is committed to providing the compassionate and expert legal support that survivors need to seek justice and begin their healing journey.

Compassionate Legal Support

We approach each case with empathy and respect, ensuring that survivors feel heard and supported throughout the legal process. Our attorneys are trained to handle these matters delicately, recognizing the courage it takes to come forward.

Expert Legal Representation

Our experienced legal team is skilled in handling all forms of sexual abuse cases. We conduct thorough investigations, gather critical evidence, and build strong cases to hold perpetrators and negligent institutions accountable.

Comprehensive Guidance

Navigating the legal system can be daunting, especially for those dealing with the trauma of sexual abuse. We provide clear, comprehensive guidance at every step, ensuring our clients understand their rights and options.

Commitment to Justice

We are relentless in our pursuit of justice for survivors. Our firm is dedicated to securing the compensation and acknowledgment that our clients deserve, helping them move forward in their healing journey.

Contact Us for a Free, Confidential Consultation

If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual abuse, it’s important to know that you have legal options and support available. The legal team at Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP is here to help. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation. Our compassionate attorneys will listen to your story, explain your legal options, and stand by your side in the fight for justice.

Call us at (800) 572-7246 or fill out our online contact form to get started. Together, we can work towards holding abusers accountable and achieving the justice you deserve.


Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP is committed to advocating for survivors of sexual abuse with compassion and expertise. Let us help you navigate this path to justice, providing the support and legal representation you need to move forward.

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