Recent child sexual abuse charges against former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky have captured the attention of the entire nation. Such a horrific crime against young and innocent victims is frightening for any parent to contemplate. It is almost impossible to understand how the parents of these victims must feel. Unfortunately, child sexual abuse is a common occurrence in our society, so these parents are not alone.

Similar to the parents of the Penn State child sexual abuse victims, following an incident of Florida child sexual abuse, parents may:

  • Feel guilt that their child suffered this abuse
  • Blame themselves for it happening
  • Replay the child abuse incident repeatedly in their minds
  • Experience difficulty trusting people
In addition, the parents may have trouble stopping themselves from overreacting when the child wants to talk about the abuse. It is difficult to put emotion aside and simply listen calmly and ask questions when such traumatic abuse happens to your child. It is necessary to do so though, because you want the child to feel comfortable talking to you about anything.

If your child was the victim of a child sex abuser, some days will be more emotionally difficult than others. It is difficult to stop viewing the world as your enemy. In order to protect the legal rights of your family, it is essential that you contact an experienced Sarasota child abuse lawyer immediately. For a free consultation, contact our office at (941) 952-1682 or fill out our online form.
Damian Mallard, Esq.
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