Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse, often referred to as molestation, is the forceful sexual behavior of one person onto another. This is a sexual force that is unwarranted but not as severe as sexual assault. Sexual abuse can take many forms, all of which are punishable by the law.

If you or someone you care about has been charges with a serious sex crime such as sexual abuse, it is important you have legal representation to protect your freedoms and rights. The Massachusetts sex crimes attorney James Powderly has the experience and knowledge to give you the support you deserve. Contact our offices today at 508-343-0676 for more information and to get started on your case.

Types of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse can take many forms. The most common incidents that can be deemed sexual abuse include:

  • Exposing a child to pornography or other graphic materials or experiences
  • Saying sexually suggestive statements to a child
  • Non-consensual and forceful physically sexual behavior
  • Undesired fondling, kissing or voyeurism
  • Genital exposure
  • The use of a position of power to encourage and compel sexual behavior
  • Incest

These are some of the most common forms of sexual abuse that can occur. For most it has to be an unwanted act or an act that was forced using manipulation.

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Being charged with sexual abuse is a serious accusation. Sex crime convictions not only come with legal penalties, but often result in lifelong societal repercussions as well. If you have been charged with a sex crime having legal support will help your protect your interests and your good name. Contact the Massachusetts sexual abuse defense attorney James Powderly today at 508-343-0676 to get started on your case.


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