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High School Trainer Charged with Sexually Assaulting 10 Teenage Girls – Child Sexual Abuse Lawyers


There has been yet another sexual abuse incident involving local high schools. Unfortunately, the sexual assault of students at the hands of school staff continues to be a major issue.

Richard Alexander Turner, a 64-year-old high school trainer, has been charged with the alleged sexual assault of ten teenage girls in two different schools in the San Fernando Valley. The schools include Van Nuys High School and Birmingham Community Charter School.

According to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, the suspect faces “six counts each of sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery, four counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious person, and one count each of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation.” According to the authorities, victims were 15 to 17 years old at the time of the abuse. The alleged assaults occurred between 2017 and 2022 both on and off campus. All of the victims were student athletes looking for recovery and rehab after sports injuries.

The arrest and subsequent charges can after a call on September 20, 2022, from a victim reporting inappropriate touching by the suspect. There are concerns of additional victims. The authorities are urging any other victims to come forward.

Unfortunately, this is just the latest incident of student sexual abuse at the hands of school staff. If you or a loved one were sexually assaulted by Turner, we urge you to contact the authorities immediately. We also urge you to seek legal assistance as soon as possible – as you could have the right to file a lawsuit. If you are interested in learning more about the legal options available to you after trainer sexual assault, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm immediately.

Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of claims, including child sex abuse cases at the hands of school employees. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and help you better understand the legal options available. If you are ready to speak with our lawyers, contact us immediately.

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The Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Without a doubt, sexual abuse can have devastating consequences. Victims can suffer lasting physical harm, including injuries to reproductive organs, sexually transmitted infections, chronic pain, etc., as a direct result of the attack. In addition to physical injuries, sexual assault can also lead to significant mental and emotional harm. Some examples include post-traumatic stress, depression, fear, anxiety, panic disorder, etc.

Can I Sue for Trainer Sexual Assault?

Yes – if you suffered sexual abuse as a student at the hands of a school trainer or any other staff at the school, you could have the right to file a lawsuit. Your right to sue is based on the district and the school’s failure to keep students safe. These entities have a duty to ensure that all their staff is properly screened, trained, and supervised to ensure that they do not pose a risk to students. In addition, when reports or allegations of sexual abuse arise, they must be taken seriously from the start – to decrease the risk to other students and of additional incidents occurring. Unfortunately, many schools and school districts fail to take the steps necessary to truly keep students safe. In many cases, they cover up sexual abuse, allowing the attacker to continue to access children. What does this mean? If you or your child suffered sexual abuse at the hands of school staff either on campus or off campus, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit. For more information about your right to sue, contact the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible.

Your Right to Compensation

Of course, if your school sexual abuse lawsuit is successful, you could have the right to receive compensation. What could you receive? Although the specific value of your case will be based on very specific details, some of the different categories of compensation that are often available for recovery include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Mental health service expenses
  • Lost income or lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Legal costs

Here at our law firm, you can trust that our lawyers will always do everything possible to get our claimants the highest payout available for their claim. Whether we have to negotiate a settlement or take the claim to trial to get a verdict, you can trust that our lawyers will do everything possible to ensure that our clients get the compensation that they deserve.

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What is the Average Case Value of these Cases?

This is a very common question. However, it can be quite difficult to establish an average value as these types of cases are so different from one another. In general, the average value of these types of cases depends on multiple factors, including the following:

  • The type of harm and severity of the harm suffered
  • The permanency of any resulting injuries (physical, mental, and emotional)
  • Whether the case goes to trial
  • Whether punitive damages were awarded
  • The competency of the legal team handling the case

In child sex abuse cases, punitive damages tend to make up a significant portion of the case value. In California, specifically, there is no cap on what claimants can receive for punitive damages.

Although every case is different, values ranging from $500,000 to $1 million – and sometimes even more – are relatively common. Of course, class action lawsuits tend to have higher values as they include multiple victims.

How Long Until My Case Settles?

On average, these cases can take anywhere from just a few months to a few years to settle. Class action lawsuits, specifically, can take many years to settle. Here at our law firm, we are dedicated to settling these cases within a reasonable length of time – typically within six to eight months. Although this is not always possible, we are dedicated to getting you the settlement that you are owed as quickly as possible, so that you can finally put this traumatic experience behind you.

The Statute of Limitations

If you were sexually assaulted by staff at your school on or off campus, you could sue. How long do I have to file a lawsuit? This is a very important question. Under California law, victims of child sex abuse have either 22-years after turning 18-years-old (up to the age of 40) or 5-years after discovering the harm caused by the abuse to file their lawsuit. Even if the abuse occurred years ago, you could still have grounds to file a lawsuit.

Experienced Lawyers in Child Sexual Abuse – Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today

Were you sexually abused by a school employee? Was your child sexually abused by staff at a school? If so, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of cases, including student sexual abuse cases. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your claim and recover the compensation that you are owed. For more information about the legal options available to you, do not hesitate to reach out to the guys here at our law firm immediately.

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Here at our law firm, we offer free legal services, including free case reviews and free initial consultations. During your free case review, our lawyers will be available to answer absolutely all of your questions and address all of your concerns. If you are interested in benefiting from a free case review to help you start the legal process, contact us today.

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If you have already started the legal process elsewhere, we can still help you. If you are unsatisfied with the way that your current lawyer is handling your case or things are just taking too long to get moving, you could benefit from a free second opinion. If you decide to switch representation after speaking with our lawyers, you can trust that our experts will immediately start working on your case to secure the best outcome available.

Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that you will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. In addition, we work on a strict contingency structure; therefore, you will not pay anything unless your lawsuit is successful. Even then, all legal costs will come from your recovery, so you will not pay anything out of pocket. If you are ready to speak with the experts here at our law firm to learn more about your right to sue for sexual abuse that happened at the hands of a trainer at school, contact us immediately.

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