Camps for kids are supposed to be fun. Your child is supposed to create wonderful memories there. However, inappropriate conduct by counselors and staff can taint their memories. What can you do if you suspect sexual abuse? Watch the video to learn more.
Unfortunately, the sexual abuse of minors is a big issue. The adults in charge of children are supposed to offer support and guidance to campers while acting in an appropriate way, but hiring practices and negligent staff can sometimes lead to the occurrence of sexual abuse.
Let’s consider a hypothetical example. Your teen is away at summer camp. When they come home, they tell you that one of their counselors sexually abused them. How could this happen? The counselor was sneaky and targeted those boys who looked as if they lacked financial support. The counselor coerced your child with candy and treats and employed various religious tactics to make them appear innocent to the campers and their families. They acted as he perfect predator. How do we prove it?
In response, we first we have to talk to the counselor’s supervisor. We see what they know and pull the employee’s file. Upon investigation of the counselor’s file, we discover his application, where he was required to list references. We ask the supervisor whether he had called the references. We proceed with calling them ourselves to find out what they would say. One reference tells us that the counselor is a predator and should not work with anyone’s children. If the supervisor had called the references, he would have found that out and would not have hired the counselor. Because of bad hiring practices, the case would be settled for a significant amount of money under a confidentiality clause which limits what can be said about the case after litigation. Watch the video to learn more.
Dealing with sexual abuse can be difficult. The compassionate and experienced sexual harassment lawyers at the Dinizulu Law Group, Ltd. are on your side. If you have questions, please email or call us at 312-384-1920 or 1-800-693-1LAW. Our Chicago sexual abuse attorneys are here for you. You may also find more videos and media content on sexual abuse from the Dinizulu Law Group, Ltd. on our media page.