Molestation Victims May Pursue Civil Claims
As the smoke starts to clear on the Penn State-Sandusky molestation claims, Syracuse University molestation accusations, and other recent child molestation claims, one major victory for me as a crime victim’s rights advocate is that the public is seemingly more aware that victims have rights to pursue civil claims as crime victims.
Florida has a comprehensive crime victim’s rights law. The law ranges from the rights in criminal proceedings, to victim’s compensation, to Florida’s Constitution, to civil claims for crime victims.
What types of compensation can a crime victim recover in Florida?