One of the areas of cases we handle for the abused is sexual assault. While our primary focus in Kentucky is on nursing home sexual assault, all forms of sexual assault are unwarranted. This article from South Carolina discusses sexual abuse by camp and group home workers. One victim has found the courage to bring a claim for assault against the group home for repeated sexual abuse.
Why are these facilities not shut down? Big business, say some experts. The South Carolina article states:
More than 7,000 group homes and orphanages for children across the country pull in about $8.8 billion a year and employ almost 130,000 people, according to an industry report published last year by IBISWorld, a national research firm. More than 67 percent of this money comes from government contributions and grants.
The proof in the John Roe case filed in South Carolina is heart breaking. Roe wore diapers. He couldn’t control his bowel movements. A doctor wrote down in his medical record that the scars on his urethra suggested he had been sexually abused. And yet the abuse continued. Could it be that the home was disinterested in the patient’s well being because the higher ups did not want to rock the boat?
We would be honored to listen to you if you have a question about bringing any type of claim for sexual assault.