July 18, 2013
Data provided by the National Center for Victims of Crime shows that one out of every five girls and one of every 20 boys is the victim of some kind of sexual abuse. More concerning is the fact that 75 percent of adolescents who are the victims of sexual abuse are victimized by a person they know well.
The numbers seem to hold true in a case of alleged North Carolina Sexual Abuse, in which a 28-year-old Cary man was sending and receiving inappropriate text messages with a 16-year-old girl.
According to an article from WRAL News, the girl’s father discovered the text messages when he checked her phone and found nude photos of the child. Nude photos the perpetrator had sent the child of himself were later uncovered in the phone as well. It was reported that the man had known the girl’s family for quite some time.
The man was subsequently charged earlier this week on a single count of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
While criminal charges can hold an abuser responsible for their actions, it may not give victims what they need to move on with their lives. The North Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys with HensonFuerst explain victims of sexual abuse have the right to file a civil case against their abusers and get compensation for damages they sustained. The firm is here to help anyone who is a victim of abuse.