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The South Carolina Abuse Guardian is: McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC: Randall Hood, Esq.

Hi - I’m Randall, I’m an experienced sexual abuse attorney in Rock Hill, South Carolina. I have dedicated my law career to fighting for victims against wrong-doers. My team and I look forward to helping you.

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Child Sexual Assault Lawyer: Free Case Evaluation

Are you here because you're curious about your legal options after you or a loved one was sexually assaulted or abused? You may be looking for answers to difficult questions like:

  • What type of prison sentence does the abuser face?
  • Can third parties be held liable for enabling sexual predators?
  • Do we need to talk to a lawyer?
  • How can filing a lawsuit help our family find justice?

Our SC sexual abuse victims' lawyers can help your family find answers in the aftermath of a sexual crime. Schedule your free consultation today.

"My team and I are dedicated to representing victims of sex abuse in South Carolina including Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville." - Randall Hood, Esq.

McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC: Randall Hood, Esq.

1539 Health Care Dr,
Rock Hill, SC 29732

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Sexual Abuse Lawyers: Types of Cases We Represent

Sexual abuse can cause pain and suffering for those who have been a victim of the horrible crime. For many cases, the perpetrator and the facility may be held liable in a civil lawsuit or criminal lawsuit. Some of the recent types of cases our law firm has represented include:

Clergy Abuse Attorney Fighting for Compensation

If you've been sexually abused by a member of the clergy you may have legal options. Often the church or institution tries to cover up this abuse. The power and trust that the church hold can make it difficult to speak out against. Schedule a free consultation with our experienced team of attorneys. We believe you and want to help you navigate the justice system.

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Doctor Abuse Attorney Providing Legal Advice

We trust medical professionals to act in a professional manner when we are under their care. Unfortunately, this trust is sometimes violated and doctors take advantage of the close contact. If you believe you have been a victim, contact our team today.

Daycare Abuse Lawyer With Free Evaluation

Children are one of the most vulnerable groups of people and when they go to school, we expect them to be in a safe environment. Often perpetrators take positions of authority, which can include schools and daycares, where they work closely with children. If you believe your child may be a victim of sexual abuse at daycare, call us today for your free evaluation.

Other Types of Cases We Represent in South Carolina

Sexual abuse may occur in places you least expect it.

  • Public school child molestation
  • Boarding school child abuse
  • Private school sexual conduct
  • Abuse by nurses
  • Sex abuse at hospitals
  • Misconduct at universities or colleges
  • Sexual harassment at work
  • Psychiatric abuse
  • Nursing home sexual abuse
  • Sexual abuse by a politician or celebrity
  • Sexual conduct at a hotel or motel
  • Sex trafficking
  • Child molestation
  • and more

If you or someone you love are a victim of sexual abuse, contact us today for a free case evaluation. We offer private consultations to provide victims and potential clients with legal advice. We believe you.

Statistics From a Child Molestation Lawyer

Across the country, sexual abuse and rape are under-reported crimes. In SC, from 2013, over 6,000 cases were dismissed and only around 3,000 charges ended with a sentence. Often the victim knows their abuser, an estimated 9 out of 10 cases is someone the victim knows and trusts. It is estimated that one of every four girls, and one of every six boys, will experience sexual misconduct.

RAINN has reported that an American is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds.

Work Abuse Lawyer: FAQs

Our team of sexual abuse lawyers is here to answer your questions. Whether you have questions about filing a civil claim, learning more about punitive damages, or even learning about your lawsuit and criminal defense tactics the perpetrator may use, don't hesitate to reach out.

What Is The Statute of Limitations on South Carolina?

There is a difference between a sexual assault lawsuit and a sexual assault criminal case. These limitations vary by state. In South Carolina. For a criminal offense, there is no statute of limitations in SC. However, for a civil lawsuit, there are different limitations depending on the type of lawsuit. An experienced sex abuse law firm will be able to guide you through the process for the specifics of your case.

Child Abuse Attorney Weighs In: What Does Child Sexual Abuse Consist of?

Child molestation or abuse is when a person uses a child for sexual stimulation. A person commits sexual conduct with a minor by knowingly engaging in intercourse or sexual contact with a minor. This can include:

  • engaging in sexual activities
  • indecent exposure
  • grooming
  • child sexual exploitation
  • child pornography
  • rape, or attempted rape
  • groping
  • and more

What Are the Effects of Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault can affect everyone differently. Some of the common effects which a victim can experience includes:

  • emotional distress
  • increasing medical expenses
  • PTSD
  • chronic pain
  • migraines
  • substance abuse
  • personal relationship issues
  • physical scarring
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • and more

Do I Need A Southern Baptist Sex Abuse Lawyer?

Across the state of SC, including cities like Charleston and Columbia, the Southern Baptist community thrives. If you or someone you love has experienced abuse within the church community, it is recommended to contact an experienced law firm. By speaking out against the assault, you can hold the perpetrator committing sexual conduct accountable and in some cases even the organization itself.

Who Can Be Liable In My Sex Abuse Lawsuit?

Every case is different, and the liable parties in a sexual assault case may vary. Abuse may take place in different places and your attorney will look to see if the organization is responsible. Were full background checks performed, was there past mention of assault, was the report of a person having inappropriate sexual conduct? In some cases, the perpetrator, as well as the organization, may be liable for the abuse. Contact us today for the specifics regarding your ca

Locations Our SC Child Molestation Attorneys Represent Victims

From our office in Rock Hill, SC, our experienced sexual abuse lawyers represent victims across the state. This includes:

  • Rock Hill
  • York
  • Chester
  • Richburg
  • Great Falls
  • Winnsboro
  • Spartanburg
  • Greenville
  • Columbia
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Charleston
  • Florence
  • and more

Our hotline is available 24/7 so you don't need to worry about calling during normal office hours. Our experienced team is happy to review your case and legal issues in a free case evaluation. If you are a victim of assault, you have options. We believe you and want your voice to be heard. By speaking with an attorney and sharing your story, you can help other victims come forward and help protect future victims from experiencing a similar injury.

Local Resources for Sexual Abuse Victims in South Carolina

As a victim of sexual assault or abuse in SC, you have many local organizations to help your recovery, in addition to contacting an experienced attorney.

Directions From the Airport

The closest international airport to our office is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina. If you are flying into this airport, you will follow these directions:

  1. Get onto I-77 South / US-21 South from Josh Birmingham Parkway
  2. Merge onto I-77 S
  3. Take the SC-161 N Exit from I-77 S toward York
  4. Merge onto SC-161 / Celanese Road
  5. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left after Wells Fargo Bank onto State Route 86/ Herlong Ave/India Hood Road
  6. Turn left onto Constitution Boulevard
  7. Turn right onto Health Care Drive
  8. Our office will be on the left side

If you are coming from Charleston International Airport or Columbia:

  1. From the airport follow signs to I-26 towards Columbia
  2. Merge onto I-26 West
  3. In Columbia take to exit 116 and merge onto I-77 toward Charlotte
  4. Stay on I-77 North
  5. Take exit 75 for porter Road
  6. Turn left onto Porter Road
  7. Turn left onto E Black Street
  8. Turn left onto West Main street
  9. Turn right onto Constitution Blvd
  10. Turn left onto Health Care Drive
  11. Our office will be on the left-hand side

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