Melville, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2012
Attorneys Andres Alonso and David Krangle, founding partners of Alonso Krangle LLP, a national law firm focused on fighting for the rights of childhood sexual abuse victims, commend the recent guilty verdict in the criminal child sexual abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. On Friday, June 22, 2012, a Pennsylvania jury of five men and seven women found Sandusky guilty of 45 counts of child abuse, including fondling, forced oral sex and anal rape. Sandusky, who prosecutors charged had used the Second Mile children’s charity he founded to target victims, now faces more than 400 years in prison. [http://www.abcnews.go.com/US/jerry-sandusky-found-guilty-45-48-sex-abuse/story?id=16623842#.T-hdHZH4L-I
In the wake of the Sandusky verdict, Alonso Krangle LLP has renewed its commitment to stand with sexual abuse victims who seek to hold abusers and their enablers accountable for the harm they have done. If you or a loved one were a victim of sexual abuse you may be able to file a lawsuit seeking compensation from not only the abuser, but any individuals or organizations that aided and abetted their crime. Even if you are now an adult, your state’s statute of limitations may not have run out on your sexual abuse lawsuit. To discuss a potential claim with one of the experienced and compassionate child abuse lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our new website at: http://www.fightforsexualabusevictims.com.
According to Alonso Krangle, the trial of Jerry Sandusky focused the nation’s attention on the sexual abuse of children in a way that had not been seen before. Among other things, the Sandusky saga illustrated how difficult it is for many victims to confront their abusers and demand the justice they deserve. Like some of the courageous young men who testified about the molestation they suffered at Sandusky’s hands, victims of child predators are often emotionally unable to come forward until they enter adulthood. This is especially true when, as has been alleged in the case of Penn State, individuals in positions of authority fail to act when they receive information that abuse has occurred.
The child abuse lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP are committed to ensuring that anyone harmed by a predator like Sandusky is able to enjoy the same sense of vindication his victims were finally granted last Friday. Among other things, the firm will continue its efforts in seeking the passage of the New York Child Victims’ Act. This important legislation would extend New York’s current statute of limitations for filing civil lawsuits in child sexual abuse cases until a victim’s 28th birthday. The Act would also provide a temporary, one-year window in which victims of any age could file a civil claim. According to Alonso Krangle LLP, New York’s current statute of limitations, which requires child abuse victims to file their civil lawsuit by the time they turn 23, has allowed too many child predators to escape being held accountable simply due to the passage of time. Unfortunately, New York state lawmakers have so far failed to pass the Child Victims’ Act, in large part due to the lobbying of the Roman Catholic Church and other powerful organizations that have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. However, the child abuse attorneys of Alonso Krangle LLP are hopeful that the national conversation created by the Sandusky trial and verdict will contribute to passage of the Child Victims’ Act during the next legislative session. [http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=963403
Alonso Krangle LLP offers free child sexual abuse lawsuit evaluations to the victims of child sexual abuse. To discuss a potential claim with one of the experienced and compassionate child abuse attorneys at Alonso Krangle LLP, or to learn more about the New York Child Victim’s Act, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, http://www.fightforsexualabusevictims.com.
About Alonso Krangle LLP
Andres Alonso and David Krangle, attorneys with almost 40 years of collective legal experience, have focused their law practice on the handling of significant personal injury cases, defective drug and medical device litigation, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, whistleblower actions and consumer fraud cases. A national law firm representing injured victims throughout the U.S., Alonso Krangle LLP is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with offices in New York City, and plans to open additional locations in New Jersey.
For more information about Alonso Krangle or to join the fight and be a part of our team, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, http://www.fightforsexualabusevictims.com .
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