Eugene Sexual Abuse Attorney

Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is sexual behavior which is undesired by one person upon another.

When unwanted force by another is immediate, momentary, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or molester.

Child sexual abuse and or statutory rape are terms to identify the use of any individual, younger than the age of consent, for sexual stimulation.

The use of a position of trust is oftentimes used in sexual crimes as a tactic for sexual assault. Acquaintance rape, alcohol and drug facilitated sexual assault, sexual violence by an intimate partner, marital rape, oral copulation by force or fear, and same-sex sexual assault are are examples of types of sexual abuse a victim can experience. If you or a loved one is a survivor of sexual abuse, Richard Potter is an attorney that can answer all of your questions.

Stats Involving Sexual Abuse

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention report one out of five women and one out of 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives. One out of four girls and one out of six boys will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. In eight out of 10 cases of rape, the assaulter knew the victim of sexual assault.  Of these victims, 81% of female rape victims and 41% of male rape victims are experiencing both short-term and long-term suffering such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Multiple Personality Disorders (MPD) General anxiety and panic disorders.

Finding the Right Sexual Abuse Lawyer

At The Law Office of Richard Potter, we can answer all of you questions and concerns regarding experience and representation of victims throughout Oregon of sexual abuse, molestation and sexual assault . If someone you love has been victimized by a sex crime, we can fight for you and bring you the dignified justice you deserve. Call us today at (541) 868-1646.