Sexual harassment by the numbers

A new poll by ABC News/Washington Post says 24 percent of women respondents have experienced sexual harassment from co-workers or supervisors. On the flip side, 25 percent of men respondents say they worry about being falsely accused of sexual harassment, while just 10% of men said they’ve said or done things that might be construed … Read more

ACLU releases documents alleging sexual abuse of female detainees

“The fact that these women sought sanctuary in the United States — only to find abuse at the hands of officials they thought would protect them — is wholly inconsistent with America’s self-proclaimed reputation as a beacon of human rights,” Lisa Graybill, legal director of the ACLU of Texas ACLU: The ACLU has released … Read more – Woman sues state, alleging emotional, sexual abuse in Vancouver foster home

This should be an interesting case to follow. An 18-year-old Vancouver woman has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Social and Health Services, alleging she was emotionally and sexually abused while in foster care as a young child. The suit, filed Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court, claims that DSHS was negligent “in … Read more

Recognizing And Reporting Sexual Abuse Of Children

News media reports of sex abuse are on the rise. As the public’s interest in the subject peaks, health care professionals should be aware of their legal obligation to investigate and report suspected child sex abuse to law enforcement authorities. This office recently settled a case for a girl who was injured by sexual abuse, … Read more