Child crying after being sexually assaulted at a daycare facility in the Woodlands, TexasDid you know 2,322 children in The Woodlands were victims of abuse, including sexual abuse, in a single year? Local nonprofit and advocacy group Children’s Safe Harbor helped that many child victims in 2020, according to local news site Woodlands Online. Sadly, this startling statistic is a dark reminder of the reality in this and other communities near Houston.

Research findings highlight that daycare-age children make up a significant portion, exceeding one-third, of daycare sexual assault victims, according to the nonprofit Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Child abuse nonprofit Darkness to Light reports that 90% of children know their abuser, for instance, a daycare director, worker, or teacher.  

That is why our experienced daycare injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm are helping you and other parents know what to do if a child is suspected of experiencing abuse at the hands of someone at a daycare center in The Woodlands.

Five Steps to Follow If Your Child Is Being Sexually Abused at a Daycare Center in The Woodlands

Committing any form of abuse, particularly of a sexual nature involving a minor at a daycare center in The Woodlands, is a criminal offense. Sex crimes against children can cause psychological harm, emotional distress, and painful physical injuries.

If you suspect your child is being sexually abused at a daycare center in The Woodlands, follow these five important steps:

  1. Call 911 immediately and report a crime that has been committed against a minor to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
  2. Seek medical attention for your child at Texas Children’s Hospital in The Woodlands. The signs of child sexual abuse in daycare centers are not always obvious. You’ll want your child to be properly evaluated, and medical staff can collect the necessary evidence for a police report. In addition, young children may not understand or be able to explain what has happened to them. A medical professional can help determine the full scope of the abuse.
  3. Report the incident to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) by calling the Texas Abuse Hotline at 800-252-5400 so that the incident can be investigated within 24 hours. A record of the suspected sexual abuse at the daycare center could help protect other children from being victimized.
  4. Inform yourself and investigate. Talk to the daycare center’s employees and administrators to find out as much information about the incident as possible. Also, speak with other parents to see if other children at the daycare center have been involved in similar incidents.
  5. Contact our experienced daycare injury lawyers by calling 281-857-6116, emailing [email protected], or filling out a contact form. Your family may be eligible for compensation to cover medical expenses, therapy, and other immediate and long-term resources to help your child heal from this horrific abuse. We are ready to listen and advise your family on the best approach to hold the daycare accountable and get justice for your child’s traumatic experience and injuries. However, there is a two-year time limit for filing a personal injury claim in Texas, so reach out to our team as soon as possible.

Parents worried about potential sexual abuse at a daycare center in The Woodlands should view this video that provides valuable information on recognizing the signs of child sexual assault. Our daycare injury lawyers also created this helpful article detailing how to tell if your child is being sexually abused at a local daycare center.

Help Your Child After a Sexual Assault Incident at a Daycare Center in The Woodlands

Our team of experienced and compassionate daycare injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm is dedicated to advocating for you and your family if your child was sexually assaulted while in the care of a childcare facility in The Woodlands, Texas. With attorneys in Houston and Montgomery County, we are ready to listen and fight for your family. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we can help guide you after a traumatizing incident involving your child. We work on contingency, meaning we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Call us at 281-857-6116 , email us at [email protected], or fill out a contact form for a free case evaluation.

Russell Button
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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.