Child Molestation & Sexual Abuse Statistics
The number of victims of childhood sexual abuse and molestation grows each year. This horrific crime is directly tied to the growth of pornography on the Internet. Studies conducted by the FBI have shown that pornography is extremely influential in the actions of sex offenders and serial murders. Further, statistics show that 90 percent of the predators who molest children have had some type of involvement with pornography. According to Charles Keating of Citizens for Decency Through Law, research reveals that 77% of child molesters of boys and 87% of child molesters of girls admitted imitating the sexual behavior they had seen in pornography they had watched. Roughly 33% of girls and 14% of boys are molested before the age of 18, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Nearly 2/3 of all sexual assaults reported involved minors and roughly 1/3 involved children under the age of 12. In most cases, however, child molestation goes unreported. Estimates are that only 35% of sexual abuse is reported. Kids can be frightened or embarrassed and many times do not say anything.
Child Sexual Abuse Attorneys who can help
At Estey & Bomberger, we will do everything we can to hold perpetrators of child abuse accountable to the fullest extent of the law. We believe in fair and just compensation for the injuries inflicted upon the innocent victims of child molestation. Sexual crimes must not go unpunished. If a crime has been committed, the victim’s rights are violated in the worst possible way. The San Diego personal injury attorneys at Estey and Bomberger represent child molestation victims in the San Diego area and throughout California. We will take all the steps necessary to protect your rights and your privacy. If you or your loved one has been the victim of abuse, we can help. Please do not hesitate to call us if we can help in any way.