Sexual assault charges are some of the most personal and difficult claims to bring against another person. “I was assaulted, and that person is responsible,” is difficult, no matter who you are, and that conflict can be even greater if the person who is responsible is an authority figure. Make no mistake, sexual assault should never be swept under the rug, no matter who the perpetrator happens to be. Illustrating this point is a New Jersey police officer who is currently facing sexual assault charges.
We would all like to believe that sexual assault would not be something that an officer of the law would commit, but no one is immune from this threat, nor is any position above perpetrating it.
Details of the suit have been disclosed, but the officer in question has been placed on administrative leave. According to a statement released by the Bridgeton Police Department, the charges were brought simultaneously to the department’s personnel office and the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, per regulation.
If you have been sexually assaulted, you deserve to have the opportunity to pursue justice, no matter who your assailant may be. Sexual assault is serious blight on not only our country, but around the world, and the bravery of those who been victims to step forward and shine a light on these abuses is one of the few things that can help bring a stop to this atrocity.
Those who been sexually assaulted deserve to have the experienced representation that they can get — an employment law attorney who will fight to see that their story is heard and not dismissed as a case of “he said, she said.” With the representation of an experienced attorney with empathy and fierce determination to see justice served, you can explore your options for bringing a sexual assault claim, while ensuring that your rights remain protected.
Source: CBS Local, “NJ Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault, Harassment,” Molly Daly, Nov. 14, 2016