On July 6th, 2015, our client, a 7-year old resident at the facility, was sexually assaulted by a 15-year-old resident while on a playscape on the centers playground. It is believed another 9-year-old resident assisted in the sexual assault.
An employee of the center was to be monitoring the children at the time of the incident. Instead of properly supervising them, the employee sat on a picnic bench approximately 50 yards away from the children, with a partially obstructed view.
The employee not only failed to provide adequate supervision, but also completely ignored the sexual safety plans in place for the two older children who orchestrated the sexual assault.
Our Detroit personal injury attorneys at Goodman Acker, P.C. are representing the child and his parents against Whaley Children’s Center and one of its employees.
As a result of the incident our client has suffered severe emotional trauma. In addition, our client, who had no history of sexually acting out before the assault occurred, has since been involved in multiple incidents of inappropriate behaviors. All of this behavior is a result of the sexual assault.
The lawsuit filed on behalf of the parents and child seeks damages related to treatment center bills and emotional trauma.
This case was recently featured as an Investigative Report on WXYZ Channel 7 News. Watch the exclusive WXYZ Channel 7 interview below:
If you or a loved one believes misconduct has occurred on behalf of the facility and/or one of its employees, you can take action. Call our office today for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your case and get your questions answered.
Sexual assault cases require passionate attorneys and experience in personal injury lawsuits. At Goodman Acker, P.C., our Detroit personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you get the compensation and justice you deserve.
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