A federal judge ordered the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to pay $40,000 in tuition to a woman who was raped in a school bathroom when she was thirteen years old. The court determined that the rape victim’s rights were violated under Title IX. Title IX laws seek to protect citizens from sex-based discrimination in government programs. The victim was raped by an eighteen-year-old at the school who was just recently convicted and sentenced to ten years in prison. The federal court found that officials knew of the frequent sexual harassment occurring at the school, but the school failed to take any action. This is one of the many recent judgments showing that courts are cracking down on campus rape and ensuring that victims’ voices be heard.
HOW THE MAXWELL FIRM CAN HELP
Campus rape victims are silenced by school across the country. We believe in our clients and we fight for justice. The Maxwell Law Firm has the seasoned staff – from our attorneys to our investigators – and financial resources to aggressively pursue such cases.
In a campus rape case, it is especially important that a client finds an attorney they feel comfortable with, have confidence in and can fully trust. There will come a time when you must decide whether to resolve your case through settlement or take it to trial. As that point, confidence and trust in your attorney is essential. Over the years, The Maxwell Law Firm has helped numerous clients take back their lives and embark on the healing process that leads to recovery.