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Sexual Abuse


Have you been sexually assaulted?

If you are a victim of sexual abuse, you may suffer lifelong psychological, physical and emotional injuries. Sexual abuse is a criminal offense that can be punished by imprisonment, but a victim of the abuse can also file a civil lawsuit so they can recover compensation for any damage caused by the sexual abuse.

If you believe that you have just been sexually assaulted, you should first seek out medical attention. Afterwards, you should contact one of Dungan & Lefevre’s compassionate and experienced tort litigators to help you understand what compensation and retribution you may seek for your injuries. Our attorneys are experienced in trying various sexual abuse and assault cases.

The complexity of a sexual assault or abuse case cannot be understated. Often the victim may be hesitant to speak out about the sexual abuse due to fear or embarrassment. The victim is sometimes told to stay quiet by friends or family. There may also be a fear of religious repercussions if the victim was sexually abused by a member of the clergy.

Victims that do not speak up about the abuse, can either suffer additional harm or be left with serious emotional injuries that cannot be properly healed. By staying quiet, the sexual abuser never gets charged and can carry out additional abuse upon other victims.

Wrongly accused of sexual assault?

If you have been falsely accused of sexual assault, your character and freedom are under attack. You are facing serious criminal charges and should seek the representation of a competent attorney who has experience in representing those charged with sexual assault charges.

An accusation of any sex crime must be taken very seriously, as the consequences can be devastating and may include a term in jail or prison. If you are convicted in Ohio of a felony, you must register as a sex offender.

With the representation of Jack Hemm, Steven Justice, or Michael Scarpelli of Dungan & LeFevre, you will feel secure, knowing that you are in good hands. Our defense attorneys have successfully defended many clients charged with similar offenses. If you have been charged with a crime anywhere in the Miami Valley, contact us for a consultation.