Any Illinois resident can become the victim of sexual assault or sexual abuse. Not only do these individuals suffer physical injuries following such an incident, but they may also suffer intense emotional trauma and embarrassment. It is important for victims to remember that they have the right to pursue financial restitution for their injuries in court apart from the criminal case against the assailant.
A 20-year-old student of the University of Illinois was accused of drugging, then sexually assaulting, a number of women in California. In a combined effort of out-of-state police and the University of Illinois police, the student was arrested on Sept. 23.
Sexual assault and sexual abuse are two of the most humiliating and emotionally difficult crimes to endure. Most victims of sexual abuse are far more concerned about recovering their peace of mind, sense of safety and emotional health following such a tragic experience, than recovery personal injury damages. However, many victims of sexual assault and abuse have the legal right to pursue such an action in court.
If you are the victim of sexual assault in Illinois, the best thing you can do is to report it immediately. Many people feel nervous or uncomfortable talking about it, so they don't go to the authorities. However, quick reporting often helps the authorities gather proper evidence so that justice can be served, so you don't want to delay.
When someone feels slighted or insulted, he or she will often do things that are unexpected. People act in the heat of the moment, and they sometimes do drastic things that cannot be undone.
It is good to gather sexual abuse statistics, but those examining this data must remember that sexual abuse of children probably outpaces the numbers by a fair amount. The tough truth is that a lot of these cases are never reported at all. This does make it difficult to figure out exactly what the stats should look like, but professionals agree that the raw numbers are much lower than the reality.
When you're wronged by someone in a civil matter, you may be able to sue them and get compensation. However, what if you're wronged in a criminal matter -- such as sexual abuse? Are you still able to get compensation for the damages, medical treatment and the way that this can change your life?
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet faced a number of serious accusations, targeted at five different Roman Catholic priests. They have now reached a settlement with the accusers, which was determined out of court, and it has been reported to be around $4.137 million.
There is no doubt that "50 Shades of Gray" has grown in popularity with the recent release of the movie, but it has now been tied to the type of publicity that filmmakers would rather avoid. According to the prosecution in a recent sexual assault case, a young man was trying to copy a scene from the movie when he assaulted a 19-year-old woman. The man is a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago.