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Edison High School Wrestling Coach Sexual Abuse Lawyers


Unfortunately, sexual abuse continues to be a prominent issue at our schools. The staff that works at these schools takes advantage of their position and their authority over students to subject them to sexual abuse. Office staff, teacher-assistants, teachers, counselors, and coaches can all be the abusers. Unfortunately, many of our children are at risk of suffering sexual abuse at the hands of the staff at their schools.

Our law firm is currently representing a victim of sexual abuse. The abuse occurred at the hands of the Edison High School wrestling coach. Unfortunately, this is not the first instance of coach sexual abuse that we have seen. This is all too common. If you or your child suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a wrestling coach or any other type of sports coach, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible – you could have grounds to file a lawsuit.

Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have decades of experience handling all sorts of claims, including sexual abuse claims against schools and school districts. Our experts are ready to help you better understand your legal options and your right to sue for sexual abuse at the hands of a wrestling coach or any other school staff. Do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.

About Child Sexual Abuse

Many people wrongfully think that sexual abuse only refers to rape. Because of this, many people do not come forward to report it. However, child sexual abuse is not always physical. Child sexual abuse refers to any sort of sexual activity with a minor. It is important to note that a child can never consent to sexual activity; therefore, any sexual activity with a minor is considered sexual abuse.

Some examples of child sexual abuse include the following:

  • Rape and attempted rape (including vaginal, anal, and oral sex)
  • Exhibitionism (exposing oneself to a minor)
  • Masturbating in the presence of a minor and forcing a minor to masturbate
  • Fondling, groping, massaging, etc.
  • Explicit communication with the minor (including conversations, text messages, phone calls, or any type of digital interaction like on social media)
  • Producing, owning, or sharing child pornography (including images or videos)
  • Sex trafficking

In essence, any sexual contact with a minor is considered to be child sexual abuse.

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Unfortunate Statistics Regarding Child Sexual Abuse

It is a fact that most perpetrators are people that the child or the child’s family knows directly. According to statistics available on the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAIIN) website, up to 93% of all child victims know their abuser. This includes teachers, coaches, instructors, etc. – all adults that we show our children to trust. In general, perpetrators take advantage of their position and proximity to vulnerable children to sexually abuse them.

Some of the Effects of Child Sexual Abuse

Without a doubt, child sexual abuse can have lasting consequences. Sexual abuse that is physical can result in significant harm, including but not limited to sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancies, injuries to reproductive organs, fractures, scrapes, bruises, etc. All child sexual abuse can lead to extensive mental and emotional harm, which can include post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, fear, etc.

According to RAIIN, sexual violence increases the likelihood that the victim will suffer suicidal thoughts as well as depressive thoughts. In addition, victims of sexual assault are at a higher risk of using drugs (usually as a way to cope with the trauma of the abuse). Of course, sexual abuse can affect relationships for a very long time – victims might be unable to mistrust other adults and build meaningful relationships in the future.

Victims of sexual abuse usually need extensive therapy to be able to deal with the trauma stemming from the incident.

Who Is Liable?

Without a doubt, the person who abused you or your child could be held accountable and could face criminal charges. However, you can also pursue a civil lawsuit against the school and the school district for the sexual abuse that occurred at the hands of one of their employees. Schools are supposed to be safe spaces for students. School districts have the duty to ensure that there are no dangerous conditions at their schools – including those presented by their employees. All prospective employees must be subject to thorough background checks prior to being hired. They must also be properly trained and supervised to ensure that they do not pose a threat to students. At the first suspicion of sexual abuse, school staff must act quickly and notify the district to remove the suspect and start the investigation. In general, failure to identify and address sexual abuse in a school can make the school and the district liable. In addition, trying to cover up sexual abuse allegations can also make the school and the district liable.

What does this all mean? If you suffered sexual abuse at school or if your child suffered sexual abuse at school at the hands of a wrestling coach or any other school staff, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit against the school district. For more information about your right to file a lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately.

You Could Be Entitled to Compensation

If you suffered sexual abuse at Edison High School or any other school, you could have grounds to sue and potentially recover monetary compensation. Some of the categories often available for recovery include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering (for mental and emotional distress)
  • Punitive damages (this typically makes up the biggest chunk of the recovery)
  • Legal fees

For more information about the possible value of your claim and the specific categories of compensation that you could be eligible to recover, do not hesitate to contact our experts immediately. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are more than ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the settlement that you are owed. You can trust that our school coach sexual abuse lawyers are ready to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the maximum recovery available.

More Victims are Likely to Come Forward

Unfortunately, in most past incidents of school sexual assault, there have been multiple victims. As of now, only one victim has come forward. We urge victims and their families to reach out to our law firm and to get the legal help that they need. Our sexual abuse lawyers are ready to help you understand your right to sue the school and the school district for the harm that you or your child suffered. We can represent you and help you every step of the way. Depending on the number of victims that come forward, filing a class action might also be on the table.

About Edison High School

Edison High School is located at 21400 Magnolia St. in Huntington Beach, California. It serves students from Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and Costa Mesa. In the current year (21-22), the school enrolled over 2,200 students. The school is part of the Huntington Beach Union High School District – which has about 16,000 students enrolled (in grades 9-12)

Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today

Here at our law firm, our experts have decades of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including those stemming from sexual abuse in schools at the hands of teachers and coaches. We are not afraid to take on Edison High School and the Huntington Beach Union High School District. If you are ready to discuss your legal options with the experts at our law firm, contact us today.

We are dedicated to keeping our legal expertise accessible to all; therefore, we offer free legal services. Our free legal services include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our experts will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns – our school child sexual abuse lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your lawsuit. To benefit from these free legal services, contact us immediately.

Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensure that our clients will never be required to pay upfront legal costs to speak with our lawyers. We also work on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay any legal costs until after winning their claims. If you do not win, you simply will not be responsible for paying any legal fees.

If you are ready to discuss your legal options with our experts, contact us today.


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