Before getting into the details of the case, South Carolina child sexual abuse lawyers want to put out the bravery of the 10-year-old victim in this incident. Right after being molested she did exactly what any child should do after be sexually abused, she went to her mother and told her what happened.
Far too often children are afraid of reporting these gross incidents of child abuse to their parents or authorities, but because of this girls unflinching action her molester was quickly captured and put behind bars, preventing him from causing harm to other children in the community.
The attorneys at Christmas Injury Lawyers have children too, and know that in order to protect children and society at large, we must take action against those individuals that cause harm to children to recover compensation, medical treatment and all other damages from those who are responsible for a child’s abuse and injury. By doing so, we can help children and their families get their lives back on track, compensate the injured child and their families for their losses and prevent future negligent behavior of wrongdoers that would otherwise continue to harm if they were not held accountable for their harmful conduct.
The 25-year-old Walterboro man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. The man abused the 10-year-old girl while he was staying as a guest in her home back in August 2010.
Not only did it take a great deal of courage for the victim to go directly to her mother after the abuse, but it took even more for the young girl to directly address her abuser in Colleton County General Sessions Court. She and her younger sister testified against the Walterboro molester showing true strength and fearlessness.