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August 26, 2014

Study Suggests Arizona More Lenient on Potential Sex Offenders

An alarming new study indicates that the crime of soliciting sex from a minor in Arizona carries a shorter sentence than other serious offenses. A study conducted by the anti-sex trafficking group Shared Hope International and Arizona State University is raising some important questions about existing legislation. Soliciting sex to minors in Arizona is a […]



A Children’s Personal Injury Attorney Focused on Sexual Abuse Cases in Arizona

A Scottsdale Lawyer for Justice in Child Molestation Cases

Incidents of sexual abuse against children are an epidemic. From elementary schools, to churches, shopping malls, and even at prestigious colleges, it seems that sexual predators are active in every facet of American society. Arizona is not exempt. If your child has been the victim of sexual abuse, you deserve justice and you may require compensation to address physical and psychological damages that can result from such abuse. Call Scottsdale Lawyer Shane L. Harward at 480-874-2918 for the type of legal champion you need pursuing justice for your family.

Arizona Child Sex Abuse is a Crime but is also a Personal Injury

The perpetrator of sexual crimes against children must be criminally punished for reprehensible behavior. However, the environment in which they carried out their crimes must be investigated as well. When child sexual abuse occurs, the individual criminal should be punished but other people may also share in the responsibility:

  • Were other coaches aware of the sexual abuse and did they not prevent it?
  • Were school administrators adequately monitoring teachers and other employees?
  • Did clergy and church officials do enough to protect children from sexual predators?
  • If a child was targeted online by a predator, did an educational facility provide internet safety measures?
  • How did responsible adults respond to allegations and complaints?
  • Were negligent daycare workers responsible for a child’s vulnerability?
  • How did social workers, law enforcement, security officers and other adults live up to their responsibilities?

In many instances of sexual abuse against children, authorities deny responsibility and lament the terrible crime that occurred at their institution. However, time and time again, evidence reveals knowledge that should have been acted upon before children were victimized. If institutional representatives did not take responsible action and a child was harmed, they must be held accountable or more children may be harmed.

A Scottsdale Child Safety Advocate and Relentless Personal Injury Lawyer

When you retain the Law Offices of Shane L. Haward to file a lawsuit on your behalf, you will have resources on your side to fight for justice.  You will also have a relentless ally for your child and your family.  Mr. Harward will use his legal experience in Arizona for your best interests. Call 480-874-2918 for a free and confidential consultation with Child Injury Lawyer and Child Safety Advocate Shane L. Harward.

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Shane Harward Law Offices of Shane L. Harward PLC

10575 North 114th Street
Suite 103
Scottsdale, Arizona 85259

Telephone (480) 874-2918
Facsimile (480) 588-5063

By Appointment Only:
4809 East Thistle Landing Drive
Suite 100
Phoenix, Arizona 85044

Telephone 602-384-4638

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 12877
Scottsdale, Arizona 85267