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The Kansas City, Missouri Abuse Guardian is Monsees & Mayer, PC; Reed Martens, Esq.

Hi - I’m Reed. I am a lawyer licensed to practice law in Kansas and Missouri, and my office is located in Kansas City, MO. My team and I fight every day for the rights of sexual abuse victims.

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Child Sexual Abuse Lawyers: Compassionate Representation

If you or someone you love is the survivor of sexual assault or child sexual abuse, you may be wondering about how your family can find justice through the legal system:

  • Will the sexual offender be arrested and convicted?
  • Can others who enabled the sexual abuse be held liable?
  • What damages can we recover in a sexual abuse lawsuit?
  • How do civil lawsuits differ from criminal prosecution?

Our Missouri sexual abuse victims' lawyers specialize in helping survivors find answers, support, and justice. Contact us for a free consultation to begin your path to justice. For victims and families affected by sexual crimes, seeing their offender prosecuted and convicted can help provide a sense of justice. We understand that nothing can take back the trauma experienced, but it can be reassuring to know the predator responsible for the crime has been taken off the streets.

"Our team fights abusers and institutions that permit assaults to happen. We help bring justice to survivors" - Reed Martens, Esq.

Monsees & Mayer, P.C; Reed Martens, Esq.

4717 Grand Ave. #820,
Kansas City, MO 64112

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Sexual Abuse Lawsuits In Kansas City and St. Louis, MO 

Remember that while the criminal justice system fills a necessary need for prosecuting sexual predators, these courts often do little for the victims of these crimes. From St. Louis to Kansas City, our lawyers help sexual abuse and assault survivors get the financial support and justice they deserve by filing lawsuits in civil court.

These lawsuits are demanding from the criminal defense team to the accountability we seek from the accused and also from third parties who could have prevented the assault if it weren’t for some form of negligence. To find out more about how you can secure justice through civil court, get in touch with our Kansas City, Missouri sexual abuse lawyers today for a free consultation.

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Types of Cases Our St. Louis, MO Personal Injury Lawyers Represent

Our injury law firm represents a wide range of sexual abuse cases. Unfortunately, sexual crimes can happen in even the safest places. The perpetrator often takes positions of authority. For too long survivors have been silenced, but you have a powerful voice and can help make positive changes. Some of the many types of cases we represent include:

Clergy or Catholic Church Sexual Abuse

The Catholic Church has been in the headlines the last few years for sexual assaults. Children and adults look to religious organizations and the clergy for safety, guidance, and trust. The abuse can happen within the church, school, or other religious meetings.

Sexual Assult At A Nursing Home Facility

In Missouri, it’s illegal for the owner or employee of a nursing facility or Alzheimer’s special care unit or program to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact with a resident in one of these facilities, units, or programs. This law also prohibits people who work for or with a certified program operated, funded, licensed, or certified by the department of health from having sexual intercourse or sexual contact with a vulnerable person in one of these programs. Sexual assault can be committed by employees, other residents, or even someone visiting the facility.

Private School Sex Assault

Schools are also safe places children spend much of their time and are seen as safe places. Unfortunately, those who commit abuse take positions as teachers, faculty, or other employees of private and public schools to have closer access to children.

If you or someone you love has been a victim of assault or rape, it is important to come forward as soon as you can. By speaking out against your trauma, you can help others who are afraid to come forward. Your voice can also help protect future victims from the abusers and from experiencing the same crime.

Other Practice Areas and Types of Sexual Assault Cases Our Law Firm Represents

Our team of professional and compassionate lawyers represents victims in a wide range of practice areas. Some of our most recent cases include but are not limited to:

  • Daycare or preschool sex abuse
  • Molestation at public schools
  • Boarding school abuse
  • Sexual assault by doctors or nurses
  • Assault at hospitals or medical facilities
  • Sexual abuse at college or university
  • Sexual harassment at work
  • Psychiatric facility sex assault
  • Sex abuse by celebrities or politicians
  • Molestation at a hotel or motel
  • Sex trafficking
  • Child molestation
  • Sexual abuse in gymnastics, swimming, diving, wrestling
  • Sex abuse by massage therapist
  • Jehovah's Witness sex assault
  • Southern Baptist sexual abuse
  • Sex assault in the Seventh-Day Adventists
  • Mormon sex assault
  • Boy Scouts sex assault
  • Girl Scouts sex abuse
  • YMCA sexual molestation
  • and more

If you've been sexually assaulted contact our law office today for a free case evaluation and legal advice from our experienced tea

FAQs Answered By Kansas City Sexual Assault Attorneys

Our attorneys answer some of the most common questions we receive. If you have a question or want to learn more about your legal options, call our team today and speak with an experienced lawyer.

What Can I Sue For In a Sexual Assault Case?

In a civil lawsuit, you have legal options that pertain to the physical and emotional effects of your assault. While every case is different, you may be able to collect compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Cost of counseling
  • Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages

Can A Third-Party Be Held Responsible For My Sex Assault?

Yes, in some cases a third-party lawsuit may be an option for a survivor. If the incident occurred at a business, school, religious organization, or other locations. Learn more by speaking directly to a lawyer about the options for your specific case.

What Is The Difference Between a Civil Lawsuit and a Criminal Sexual Abuse Lawsuit?

A civil lawsuit primarily focuses on helping the victim. Lawyers fight to obtain compensation and justice for the victims.

A criminal lawsuit focuses on the perpetrator and prosecuting in a criminal court. This typically involves fines and prison sentences.

How Does Sexual Abuse Affect A Victim of Sexual Abuse?

The pain and suffering from sex assault can affect people in different ways, including emotional trauma, physical pain, and long-term behavioral issues. A few of the long term effects can include:

  • Localized pain
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Self-harm
  • Substance addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Discipline problems
  • and more

As lawyers, we understand that trauma does not go away just by filing a lawsuit. By coming forward, you can help other victims too afraid to step forward.

What is the Sex Abuse Statute of Limitations in Missouri?

Childhood sexual abuse in Missouri has an expanded statute of limitations. Once a victim reaches their 18th birthday, they have up to 10 years to file a legal claim. It is important to come forward as soon as you can to ensure all the evidence can be collected.

Adult sexual abuse cases typically have a shorter time to file, and victims have up to 5 years to file a personal injury claim.

What Do I Do After Rape Or Sexual Assault?

After your trauma, it is important to call the police as soon as possible. You should also go to the hospital where a rape kit may be administered. You will also give the police a full account of the incident and everything you can remember. After speaking to the police, you can then contact an attorney to review your legal options in a case evaluation.

Sexual Harassment Lawyer in Kansas City

Our team of attorneys are standing by to answer your questions. We fight to protect survivors and obtain compensation for the heinous crime that was committed. We understand how important it is for a client to trust their legal team and we are here for you. When you're ready, give us a call on the phone to learn more about your case options.

Local Resources for Survivors of Sexual Assault in Missouri

As a victim of sexual assault, you have many resources available to you in addition to contacting an experienced law firm. Here are just a few of the many resources:

  • Hope House Hotline: 816-461-4673
  • Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) Hotline: 816-508-5534
  • ALIVE 24-hour crisis line (St. Louis, MO): 314-993-2777
  • Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOSCA)
  • Kansas City Police Non-Emergency: 816-234-5111
  • St. Louis, MO Police Non-Emergency: 314-231-1212
  • For EMERGENCIES CALL 911

Locations Our Missouri Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Clients

Our law firm represents clients across the state of Missouri. Our Kansas City office has most recently represented clients in the following towns:

  • Kansas City
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Columbia
  • Jefferson City
  • Lee's Summit
  • Sedalia
  • St. Peters
  • Warrensburg
  • Higginsville
  • Marshall
  • Fulton
  • Hermann
  • O'Fallon
  • Monroe City
  • Cameron
  • and more

Directions To Our Office From the Kansas City International Airport

The Kansas City International Airport is just outside of the downtown area. To get to our office from here follow these directions:

  • Follow signs out of the terminal area
  • Use the left lane to merge onto NW 120th st
  • Turn left onto LP Cookingham Dr
  • Turn left onto NW 120th St
  • Use the right 2 lanes to merge onto I-29 S / US-71 S via the ramp to Kansas City
  • Merge onto I-29 S
  • Use the middle lane to continue onto US-71
  • Continue onto I-70 E / US -71 S
  • Keep right to continue onto US-71 S following signs to I-670 W / Joplin
  • Take the exit toward Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd / Swope Pkwy
  • Use the right lane to merge onto Euclid Ave
  • Turn Right onto Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd
  • Turn left onto Grand Ave
  • Our office will be on the left

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