All Posts in Category: sexual assault
October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month kicked off this past weekend and many organizations, including the National Network to End Domestic Violence, are calling for the public to do what they can to raise awareness for victims and their families.
When most people picture domestic violence, they imagine a man standing over a woman with his fists raised. In reality, domestic violence occurs in many different types of relationships and takes many different forms. Domestic violence does not only mean that someone is being hit with fists or kicked with feet. Domestic violence may mean that someone … Read More
North Charleston Man Pleads Guilty in Sex Crime Case
South Carolina sexual abuse lawyers want you to know that Circuit Judge Roger Young showed now mercy during Robert Brooks sentencing. Brooks was arrested in September 2008, on a third-degree criminal sexual assault charge. The North Charleston native had sex with the woman 2008 and went unreported for some time, until the victim told a staff member of the group home she was residing in about the assault.
The twist in the story is the most disheartening of all. The woman had an IQ of 48; therefore, she is legally unable to consent to having sex. Assistant Solicitor Tyler Whitacker explained that … Read More
Carolina Middle School Custodian Charged with Sexual Assault
South Carolina sexual assault lawyers know that every parent’s worst nightmare is that their child will be hurt by a sexual predator. Unfortunately, we all too often hear about children being mistreated or abused by strangers, caretakers, and even family friends. Child sexual abuse is especially appalling because of the serious long-term effects it can have on a child’s physical and mental health.