Monday, 31 October 2011

Stockton Man Faces Charges of Sexual Abuse

According to the Stockton Police Department, officers are likely to file charges of sexual abuse of a child against a man who was found outside a Stockton public school last week. The man has already been arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.

The 28-year-old man was reportedly in the parking lot of the Washington Elementary School, when he was approached by school district police officers after officials received calls complaining about his presence. When officers arrived at the scene, they found that the man had a knife and drug paraphernalia in his possession. The man resisted arrest, but was taken into custody.

After his arrest, allegations that he sexually abused a child at the school came up. The Stockton Police Department’s Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit is investigating the incident. There is no information about the circumstances surrounding these allegations of abuse. The man is currently lodged in San Joaquin County Jail, on an $856,000 bond.

Most cases of sexual abuse that Los Angeles child sexual abuse attorneys come across involve persons who are known to the child. These persons may include schoolteachers, school employees, coaches, priests, scout leaders and other persons who are in a position of authority and trust. In other cases, the perpetrator may be a stranger who gains access to the child in the home, school, playground or other place.

Filing a criminal complaint of sexual abuse can help punish the perpetrator of the abuse. However, it does nothing to ensure that the school, daycare, church, or other organization involved takes measures to prevent such abuses from occurring again. Filing a sexual abuse lawsuit can help hold these organizations and persons responsible for their actions. It can also trigger better compliance with child safety laws.

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