I was sexually assaulted

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I was sexually assaulted

the police are involved and I was told the person has done this before in 99. He was on the job at the time I was recieving a public transportation ride with him and the woman I take care of. What should I do?

Asked on June 16, 2009 under Criminal Law, Massachusetts

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If the police are involved, it means you've reported this incident to the authorities.  That's good from a criminal standpoint.  Now you should contact a civil attorney about a lawsuit.  If he was working for public transportation a background check should have turned up his previous offense and he most probably should not have been hired.   

From an emotional point of view, possibly you should consider counseling of some sort.  There are many woman's groups out there that can recommend counselors that handle these type situations. 

Best of luck.


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