Where Evil Resides, Evil Acts
People often ask us if the church or posh schools are the only institutions we act against in matters of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. The answer is a definitive “No!”
In today’s’ Sydney Morning Herald we have read an article by their crimes reporter, Sally Rawsthorne, about the allegations of sexual acts with a twelve year old child, laid against Raymond Youan, a tennis coach at Lindfield’s Active Power Tennis.
This just emphasises to everyone that the evil acts perpetrated against innocent children have no borders; either socio-economically, geographically or denominationally. It can reside anywhere that children are vulnerable and at the mercy of those in authority.
Over the years we have acted against not only schools and religious organisations, but against ballet schools, swim schools, sporting organisations and youth groups. The important thing is that we are not just exposing what has gone on in the past, we are becoming ever more vigilant to protect our children going forward.
The abuse of a child is never acceptable under any circumstances, wherever it resides.
To this end, Koffels Solicitors & Barristers have made substantial headway into providing support and compensation for those individuals who have suffered through sexual abuse. Due to the fact we are working with victims on a regular basis, we see first hand and understand the incredible impact that this abuse has on the life of an individual.
In many cases the offences were brought to the attention of superiors yet no action was taken against these predators. The very real difficulties so far in life that have arisen as a direct result of the abuse will form part of the compensation that we will seek on your behalf. For a private and confidential conversation with Mr Koffel to discuss your experience and the possibility of a claim, please contact us using our secure and private online form here or to be sure call Ross on 02 9283 5599.