Getting Legal Help After Being Sexually Abused By Prison Officers
When you are a victim of sexual violence in your adulthood, the barriers in speaking out can seem monumental. You might feel ashamed, doubt whether others will believe you, or worry about retaliation from those who abused you. It's not uncommon for survivors to have repressed memories, leaving them unaware of the full extent of their trauma.
First, know that sexual abuse doesn’t just mean “rape” under New York laws. It can also be:
- Unwanted physical contact, with or without clothing
- Sexual harassment
- Obscene gestures or remarks
- Forcing exposure to explicit images or videos
- Providing drugs or alcohol to facilitate sexual activity
- Sexual assault
- Using threats to conceal the abuse or ensure compliance
We can’t say that your journey will become easier after you report the abuse, but we at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff can promise you this: we will do everything we can to support you every step of the way and hold your abusers – and those who were complicit – accountable.
It can be difficult to go after prisons and similar government organizations, considering their vast financial resources and the fact that our justice system can have the proclivity to believe “government is always right”. But winning is still possible. Get in touch with us to schedule a 100% free and confidential consultation. If we take your case, it will cost you nothing up front; we only get paid when we win. And we have been fighting for over 30 years so we know how to win.