Sex crimes against children with disabilities often go unrecognized.
Children with disabilities are sexually assaulted at seven times the rate of people without disabilities, according to the U.S. Dept of Justice. It’s a crime that often goes unrecognized and unpunished.
No one should face sexual abuse.
The Insider Exclusive’s “Justice in America” news team has investigated horrendous incidents of sexual abuse and pushed for reform to ensure these assaults are promptly reported and investigated.
And in this Special Insider Exclusive “Justice in America’ Network TV Special, our news team visits with Ralph Wegis, Founder of The Law Offices of Ralph M. Wegis, who represented a 16-year child with developmental disabilities who attended a special education class at Independence High School in Bakersfield, California, and was sexually assaulted by another developmentally disabled student.
Because Jane is non-verbal autistic, she could not explain the mental pain and severe emotional distress, she was dealing with. She became moody and depressed, and displayed regressive behavior.
For the first time ever on National TV, her father describes the nightmare that he and his daughter experienced from Jane’s Sexual Assault, and through the challenges of the legal system to finally get justice.
Ralph successfully won an $1.494 Million-dollar verdict in this case. Ralph has earned a reputation as an unyielding trial lawyer who repeatedly represents individuals and families. And repeatedly wins. He has earned the highest respect from citizens and lawyers alike…. as one of the best Trial lawyers in Bakersfield and in California. He’s built a substantial reputation by consistently winning cases other law firms have turned down. And his amazing courtroom skills and headline grabbing success rate continue to provide his clients with the results they need……And the results they deserve.
You can get more information on Ralph Wegis at his law firm http://ralphwegis.com/ or call (661) 635-2100.