We cannot stop every single perpetrator. However, there is hope. There is powerful action that citizens have through the legal system.
(PRWEB) November 13, 2012
The British Broadcasting Corp. accused a senior politician of committing child sex abuse in Wales. As it later turned out, said The Wall Street Journal, the implicated man had been misidentified and the situation blew up into one of the biggest crises in the history of the broadcaster. Said injury lawyer Michael S. Steinger of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, the BBC may have done the wrong thing, but the broadcaster’s issues should not overshadow the child abuse allegations that sparked the situation.
“Victims of sex abuse, who have the courage to speak up, are to be commended for helping to expose the truth. However, it should not be broadcasters who investigate child abuse. That is the job for the law,” said Michael S. Steinger, a founding partner of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene.
At the center of the controversy is an investigation into sex abuse at a children's home in Wales in the 1970s and 1980s.The report's main source, alleged abuse victim Steven Messham had identified 70-year-old Alistair McAlpine to the BBC, said the WSJ. Messham later said it was the wrong man after seeing a photo of McAlpine.
The false report crises followed another international child sex abuse scandal linked to the BBC. Last month, the late BBC star Jimmy Savile was publically accused of sexual abuse allegations involving children, said the WSJ.
“We cannot stop every single perpetrator. However, there is hope. There is powerful action that citizens have through the legal system,” said Steinger. “While we can’t undo what has been done, through civil litigation we have a chance to recover the resources to help the victims heal.”
Money can help victims get their lives back. They may be compensated for their pain and suffering, but more importantly for therapy, counseling, and future support, so they can move on and heal from the trauma imposed on them, he explained.
“The abuser should be held accountable. We have handled many cases representing child victims and their parents and we look forward to recovering huge amounts of resource for other innocent victims. There is help available and victims and their families need to know they are NOT alone,” said injury attorney Steinger.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of child sexual abuse, contact Steinger, Iscoe & Greene injury lawyers at 1-800-560-5059.
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