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Most sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows

According to the Chicago Police Department, Domestic Violence Newsletter, more than 70% of sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows. Between March 2010 and March 2011, in the City of Chicago alone, 1,349 incidents or criminal sexual assault were reported. (Statistics on sexual abuse are reported by the office of the Illinois Attorney General.)

These statistics are alarming, but there are things you can do to stop or prevent abuse. When it comes to children, never let your guard down. If you notice unexplained bruises or marks on your child, you should investigate immediately. Ask questions and listen to what your child has to say. The only way a sexual predator doesn’t get caught is if everyone remains silent.

The Klest Injury Law Firm has represented victims of sexual abuse in Illinois and throughout the country. The firm recently announced a milestone victory by receiving a $28,000,000 verdict for a sexual abuse victim. This verdict represents the largest civil sexual abuse verdict in Illinois history and is among the largest in the nation. To speak to an experienced sexual abuse attorney from the Klest Injury Law Firm, click here, or call 866-264-7639.

© Joseph G. Klest, 2011.