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On December 23, 2023, a traveling carnival worker was arrested for alleged child sex abuse. The suspect has been identified as 60-year-old James Donelly, according to the San Bernardino Police Department. The investigation into Donelly started in late October, after a victim reported that Donelly assaulted her. Authorities found an additional two victims – a male and a female – who were both around 10-years-old when then abuse began.

Donelly was arrested at the fairgrounds where he was working to set up a New Year’s Eve festival. Reportedly, Donelly has worked as a carnival worker for over 30 years and has traveled to multiple states (including California, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming). According to authorities, Donelly would start relationships with the women he would meet near different carnival sites and would gain access to their children – he would then abuse these children. The abuse was determined to span from 2015 to 2023.

The authorities believe that there may be additional victims; victims are urged to come forward. Considering Donelly’s 30-year career as a carnival worker, it is very likely that there are other victims.

If you or a loved one were sexually abused by James Donelly, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit to hold Donelly and all other liable entities accountable for the harm suffered. You could have the right to file a child sex abuse lawsuit – even if the abuse happened many years ago. For more information about the legal options available to you, contact our legal team today.

The experts here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to begin your child sex abuse claim. Our lawyers have decades of experience handling sexual abuse claims and are ready to fight for your right to get justice. If you are ready to speak with our lawyers, contact us at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers are more than ready to handle every aspect of your claim and help you recover the settlement that you are owed.

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The Lasting Effects of Child Sex Abuse

Victims of child sex abuse are likely to suffer significant harm. Without a doubt, victims can suffer physical injuries, but the mental and emotional harm suffered is likely to last for years – and even for the rest of their lives. Although every situation is different, survivors of child sex abuse might be left dealing with some of the following:

  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Unwanted pregnancies (and additional complications caused by the pregnancies)
  • Injuries to genitals
  • Internal injuries to reproductive organs
  • Fractures, nerve injuries, lacerations, etc. from the use of force
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Fear
  • Increased risk of drug addiction
  • Increased risk of suicide

Although some might not realize, other effects of child sex abuse could include a distrust of authority figures, a distrust of all men/women, the inability to hold down a job, and even the inability to form normal relationships.

Can I Sue for Child Sexual Abuse?

Yes – you could have the right to sue for child sexual abuse that you suffered. You could sue even if the abuse happened when you were a child and it has been decades since the abuse occurred. Who can I sue? You can definitely file a lawsuit against the abuser directly; however, in some instances, you could have grounds to sue entities – this could be the abuser’s employer, for instance. For more information about your right to sue for child sexual abuse, contact the experts here at our law firm today.

How Long Do I Have to Sue?

All claims are subject to a statute of limitations or deadline to sue. Under California law, victims of child sex abuse have an extended timeframe to sue. More specifically, the law provides survivors of child sex abuse with a twenty-two-year statute of limitations to sue. Since this starts when the victim turns eighteen-years-old, then the victim will have until the age of forty to file his or her claim. This law also provides a five-year discovery rule, meaning that victims have up to five years after discovering the abuse or harm caused by the abuse to file their claims (even if they are past the age of forty). For more information about the time that you have to sue, contact the experts here at our law firm today. Our lawyers will ensure that your claim is filed on time.

Can I Recover Compensation?

Based on the details surrounding your child sex abuse lawsuit, you could be eligible to recover compensation. Although every claim is different, claimants can potentially recover compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Treble damages
  • Legal fees

Here at our law firm, our team is committed to getting our clients the maximum compensation available for their claims. In general, child sex abuse cases are high-value cases. They can reach multi-million-dollar settlements ranging from $1.5 million to $10 million. However, each case is different. Some cases may be worth only $150,000 based on specific case values. If you would like to learn more about average case values of child sex abuse cases and even the time that it could take to get your settlement, contact the experts here at our law firm today.

Our child sex abuse lawyers are ready to fight for your right to recover the highest payout available for your claim.

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Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today

Child sex abuse has always been a major problem. Recently, however, survivors have started to come forward about the child sex abuse that they experienced decades ago. If you or a member of your family were subject to child sex abuse, you may still have the right to sue. For more information about the legal options available to you, we urge you to seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm today. Our team has decades of experience in these types of cases and are ready to help you get justice. Our team is proud to offer free legal services, which include both free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and ensure that you have all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim.

We offer a Zero-Fee Guarantee, so our clients will never be required to pay upfront legal costs for our legal services. In addition, we work on contingency, so our clients will not be required to pay any legal fees unless their claims are successful.

If you are ready to speak with our lawyers, contact us today.


 

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