Sexual abuse. Sexual grooming. Unlawful restraint. False imprisonment. These are all serious allegations, too frequently minimized by individuals in positions of authority. How can we protect children and assure that perpetrators are prosecuted? One, by not ignoring outcries of abuse. Two, by assuring that those in authority understand that when a child is groomed by an adult or by another child such actions may be accompanied by unlawful restraint, false imprisonment and/or criminal solicitation of a minor.
Reiter, E. and Pollack, D. (2022, September 19). Connecting the dots: Sexual grooming, unlawful restraint and false imprisonment. Attorney at Law Magazine, https://attorneyatlawmagazine.com/new-york .
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