we live in a world where sexual predators exist without having the proper laws
in place to keep them from having relatively easy access to children. There is an expression coined “passing the trash”
which is defined as the hiding or nonreporting of sexual misconduct of teachers
that allows the offender to essentially move on from his or her wrongdoing as
if nothing had happened. Alarmingly, when
this happens, the perpetrator is essentially off the hook and free to commit
the act again without anyone having knowledge of their past misconduct. If the proper laws were implemented, then
this would not be possible and people would at least be aware of a person’s
history regarding sexual misconduct with children and their access to children
would hopefully be much more limited or nonexistent.
There are multiple avenues for a
sexual predator to take. Sexual abuse
can take place at any location where children are found and can be easily
accessed. Also, sexual abuse has many
different forms and can range from verbal comments to full-fledged rape.
Gloria Seidule has handled multiple
types of sexual abuse cases over the years, each case with its own unique set
of circumstances and outcomes. This experience
with many multi-faceted cases coupled with her unwavering passion for helping
the injured makes Gloria Seidule prepared to evaluate, undertake, and resolve
sexual abuse cases.
For instance, Gloria Seidule has handled the following types of cases:
- A young girl with a developmental
disorder was sexually abused numerous times by another student in the classroom
and on the playground during school hours.
The perpetrating student had a history of sexual abuse toward disabled
students that the school was aware of and chose to ignore with no special plan
in place. A young boy, also with a developmental disorder, was sexually abused
by the same perpetrating student.
- A young male student was singled
out in the classroom by his teacher as she made comments that she should “get
naked” to better teach him. The teacher
had a history of using sexual innuendos as “teaching methods”. This student suffered extreme mental anguish
and eventually dropped out of school and moved to another city. The teacher remained in the classroom.
- A five-year-old girl suffered from
child on child abuse at a private religious school. The perpetrating child was known to be
aggressive and troubled, but the school was short-staffed and failed to
properly monitor him, which led to her sexual abuse and an all-too abrupt
shattering of her youth. Even further,
the victim was subjected to questioning by a police officer without a parent
present, which was also psychologically traumatizing and against the school’s
- A Lieutenant of a youth program
fostered an environment of sexual abuse at a camp, which led to a chain of
sexual abuse that spread throughout the program. Minor children were raped and/or sexually
abused while in the program’s custody.
Additionally, the Sheriff of the County where this program was held
failed to conduct proper background checks, secure the camp, monitor
volunteers, and implement adequate security, which further endangered the
- A coach for a little league
organization handpicked children for his group and specifically sought children
that he thought he could abuse. The
officials of the organization didn’t do anything about the abuse despite
several rumors. Eventually the coach was
caught, arrested, and convicted.
- An amusement center for children allowed
a group of young boys into their laser tag room where they sexually assaulted,
battered and imprisoned a group of young females. As a result of this facility’s failure to use
reasonable care to keep children safe, establish reasonable security and warn
parents of the lack of security, these girls suffered from severe, ongoing
Pursuing a sexual abuse case can be
a painstaking and challenging endeavor, but when handled by an experienced,
tactful attorney, the process is much smoother.
After going through a traumatic event, the victim needs to focus on
healing and recovering, and Gloria Seidule will ensure that justice is achieved
regarding the perpetrator. If you or
your child have been a victim of sexual abuse, please call my office for a free