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Bruce Law Group LLC: Johnny Bruce, Esq. Kentucky Abuse Guardian

Hi - I’m Johnny Bruce. I am an attorney that is licensed to practice law in Kentucky. My team has helped victims of sexual abuse obtain the compensation they deserve. I am looking forward to helping you find justice.

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Sexual Assault Attorney Holding Perpetrators Accountable

Were you or a loved one sexually assaulted or abused in Louisville, KY? If you were a victim of sexual abuse, you deserve to have your voice heard. You may be here because:

  • You or a loved one was a victim of sexual assault or abuse as a child
  • You are curious about your legal options as a Kentucky sexual abuse victim
  • You want to hold the abuser accountable for the damages they caused

Our experienced attorneys focus on helping survivors of sexual assault in civil court.

We believe you and we believe your voice should be heard, help is available. Our personal injury attorneys are here to help you find justice. Contact our law office today to learn more about your legal options in a free consultation.

"I fight for victims to find the justice they deserve" - Johnny Bruce, Esq.

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Kentucky Revival Law

As of March 23, 2021, Kentucky has introduced the Revival Law, which revives claims for child sex abuse time-barred, if they are brought within 5-years of when the statute of limitations expired. Kentucky has a limited window allowing for 5 years after the statute previously expired, but does not have a date victims must file before. By speaking with a Kentucky sexual abuse lawyer, our team can help you better understand how this may relate to your case.

Statue of Limitations in Kentucky

The statute of limitations varies between each state and the type of crime that was committed. For rape in the first degree, there is no statute of limitations and is a Class B felony. For sexual abuse in the second degree, if the victim was over 18, the case must be brought within 1 year of the offense. If the victim was under 18, they have 5 years after turning 18 years old.

We understand that the law can be confusing, by contacting an experienced lawyer you can better understand your options.

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Kentucky Sexual Harassment Lawyer: Types of Sex Abuse Cases We Represent

Unfortunately, sexual abuse can happen in the places people feel the safest. Predators tend to take positions of power and use this against victims making them afraid to speak out. This unwanted sexual touching can happen in professional environments and safe places.

Perpetrators take advantage of the authority they are given with their job. Children and other people who have been assaulted may feel like there is no choice but to give in to the abuse. Young children are often not aware of the abuse that is happening to them because they are too young to understand what is happening. Some abusers also use their size to influence and take advantage of someone.

Here are some of the types of cases our lawyers have represented:

Boy Scouts of America Molestation

One of the largest youth organizations in the United States, the Boy Scouts has faced many allegations of sexual abuse. If you've been a victim of abuse by a scoutmaster, fellow scout, or another person involved in the organization, you have options.

Nursing Home or Elderly Sexual Abuse

The elderly is a vulnerable population and sexual abuse at a nursing home is often underreported. Someone living in a nursing home may suffer from dementia or decreased functionality which can lead to them being taken advantage of by staff members, other residents, or even guests coming into the facility. If you believe your loved one has suffered sexual abuse at a nursing home, report it and reach out to one of our experienced lawyers for a free consultation.

College or University Campus Sex Assault

Schools regardless of the level of learning should be safe places for the students attending. Unfortunately, 1 in 5 women reports being sexually assaulted on a college campus, and this is just from the number that has been reported. If you've been a victim of sex abuse on a university campus, you have legal options. Title IX is a civil right that states everyone should be protected from sexual harassment and sexual assault, after just one instance. Speak with our attorneys to learn more about Title IX.

Additional Practice Areas Our Kentucky Sexual Abuse Lawyer Represents Survivors

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse
  • Daycare and Preschool Child Sex Abuse
  • Public School Sexual Abuse
  • Sex Abuse at Boarding Schools or Private Schools
  • Sex Abuse by Doctors or Nurses
  • Abuse at Hospital or Medical Facilities
  • Workplace Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse at Psychiatric Facilities
  • Abuse by Celebrities or Politicians
  • Sex Assault at Hotels or Motels
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Child Molestation or rape
  • Sexual Abuse in Sports: Gymnastics, Swimming, Diving, Wresting
  • Sex Assault at Massage or Spas
  • Abuse in Uber or Lyft
  • Cruise Ship or Vacation Sexual Abuse
  • Molestation at the YMCA
  • Girl Scouts Sexual Abuse
  • Jehovah's Witness Sexual Assault
  • Southern Baptists Sex Abuse
  • Mormons Sexual Assault
  • Sex Abuse in Seventh-Day Adventists

Regardless of where your sexual abuse has taken place, you have the right to come forward to report the abuse and speak with a lawyer. The abuser should be held accountable and institutions may be found negligent. By speaking out about your child sex abuse or sexual assault, you can be helping countless other victims help find their voices. You can also be helping protect future victims from experiencing the same crime.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sex Abuse

Victims of sexual abuse or parents of victims often have many questions on their quest for legal advice. Here are some of the frequent questions our sexual abuse attorney answers during consultations.

Can I Sue For Sexual Abuse?

Yes, there are legal options for survivors of sex abuse. You can pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages from the assault. Occasionally, the owner of the property may also be held liable. Our law offices can walk you through your specific case.

What is Sexual Abuse vs Sexual Assault vs Rape in Kentucky?

Sexual assault is unwanted sexual contact without consent, including touching, molestation and fondling.

Sexual abuse is much broader and does not always include physical contact. This can include exposing a child to pornography, soliciting inappropriate images, indecent exposure, and more. In Kentucky, unwanted sexual contact not involving sexual penetration is classified as sexual abuse.

Rape is defined as any non-consensual sexual penetration involving the perpetrator's body or foreign objects.

How Much Is a Sexual Assault Case Worth?

Every case is different so determining what it may be worth before collecting all the facts is not possible. The facts, damages, jurisdiction, witnesses, testimony, and other factors all contribute to the value of a case. In civil cases, we seek compensation for medical bills including mental health counseling, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

What are the Effects of Sexual Abuse

There are many possible side effects of sexual assault. They can be both emotional as well as physical damages. Some emotional effects include:

  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • and more

Survivors can also develop physical injuries after their abuse, this can include:

  • Scarring
  • Irritation from restraints
  • Gynecological issues
  • Localized pain

Molestation can affect children and adults differently. Some of the side effects may not be seen until later in life and they can also last a lifetime even with treatment.

What Are Signs of Sexual Abuse?

Recognizing the signs of sexual misconduct in your child or loved one can help get them the care they need during a difficult time. Some common signs that someone is being sexually abused include:

  • Sudden behavioral change
  • Depression
  • Work or schoolwork quality has decreased
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Promiscuous behavior

Shame, denial or even self-blame are all common in survivors of sexual assault. A small change in behavior could stem from the molestation. It is important, once the victim is comfortable, to report the abuse and seek legal advice. However, you do not want to wait too long as there are statutes of limitation in Kentucky around assault. A lawyer will be able to explain your options and next steps for seeking justice.

Child Sex Abuse Attorney in Kentucky: Get The Justice You Deserve

Our law firm represents victims in Lexington, Kentucky, and other local cities in the sate. We work hard to investigate each case to bring action against the perpetrator and potentially the organization responsible. While we know compensation does not heal the pain you or your loved one has experienced, it can help with the medical bills that have accumulated during your healing. We understand the importance of the attorney-client relationship and trusting your attorney in your case is paramount.

Statistics Surrounding Sexual Abuse in Kentucky and Nationally

Sexual assault is an ongoing problem that we need to continue to address. As of 2010, 47.7% of Kentucky women have experienced sexual violence. Across the United States, approximately 20 million out of 112 million women have been raped. Of this, over 340,000 of the reported rapes and sexual assaults were to individuals 12 or older.

Local Resources For Victims of Sexual Abuse in KY

You have many professional resources available to you as a victim of sex abuse, in addition to contacting an experienced law firm to file a civil case.

Locations Our Kentucky Sexual Abuse Attorneys Represent Clients

Our personal injury attorneys represent victims of sexual abuse across the state of Kentucky, including:

  • Louisville
  • Lexington, KY
  • Bowling Green
  • Calvert City
  • Mayfield
  • Murray
  • Frankfort
  • Florence
  • Pikeville
  • Middlesboro
  • Owensboro
  • And More

Our law offices are standing by to answer your questions during this difficult time. We understand the importance of building a trusting attorney-client relationship and how the support can help your healing.  If you or a loved one has been a victim of sexual abuse, our team of experienced sexual abuse lawyers can help you find the justice and compensation you deserve.

Call our law firm today and speak with a dedicated lawyer to help understand your case and legal options in a free consultation. We look forward to helping you during your healing and on your quest for justice.

Directions From the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

Our office is a short drive away from the local airport in Louisville. Follow these directions:

  • Follow the road out of the airport terminal
  • Keep left and follow signs for Fair/Expo Center
  • Turn right onto Phillips Ln
  • Turn left after the McDonalds
  • Turn right onto Eastern Parkway
  • Turn left onto Lydia St
  • Turn right onto Texas Ave
  • Turn left onto Goss Ave
  • Our office will be on the right side, past the intersection of Spratt St.

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