Posts Categorized In: Sexual Assault

How Southern Baptist Convention Sexual Abuse Survivors Can Hold Their Perpetrators Accountable in Louisiana

An independent investigation into the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has revealed that the SBC protected affiliated ministers and executives accused of sexual abuse by church members over the past two decades. It further discovered that the SBC was hostile toward sexual abuse survivors and their supporters, even though the organization had been tracking incidents within… Read More

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2022 marks the official 21st anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). There is an epidemic of sexual abuse in our country. Statistics reported by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) reveal that each year in the U.S., more than 433,648 people – male and female – are sexually assaulted or raped…. Read More

Lamothe Law Firm Newsletter April 2022

What You Need to Know – Sexual Assault Awareness Contents: Recommended Steps You Can Take to Preserve Your Rights if You Are Sexually Assaulted Seven Signs You May Have Been Groomed for Sexual Assault New Law Helps Child Abuse Survivors Seek Justice and Benefits Society The End of Forced Arbitration of Sexual Misconduct Cases Closing… Read More

Closing the Law Enforcement Consent Loophole Act

“Congress Has Closed The Loophole That Allowed Federal Officers To Claim Sex With A Detainee Is Consensual”, reported by Albert Samaha, Buzzfeed News. The bipartisan legislation, passed last week, makes it a crime for a federal law enforcement officer to engage in any sexual act with someone in custody, or while exercising their authority, regardless… Read More

The End of Forced Arbitration of Sexual Misconduct Cases

UPDATED: March 3, 2022 Last February, the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate overwhelmingly passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. President Biden signed this significant legislation into law on March 2, 2022, officially banning forced arbitration for sexual misconduct cases and allowing sexual assault and… Read More

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. WWL-TV in New Orleans has recently posted several videos and articles about sexual human trafficking in the New Orleans area. Sex trafficking is a billion dollar industry in the United States and Sex Traffickers Are Targeting American Girls and women. WWL-TV’s Meg Farris reports on sex trafficking in New… Read More

Kristi Schubert – Speaker on Sexual Abuse Cases for Attorney CLE Today

Lamothe Law Firm attorney Kristi Schubert is teaching attorneys about sexual abuse cases today for the New Orleans Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program. Her topic is Sexual Abuse Cases in Louisiana and Trauma-Informed Communication Tips for Attorneys. Kristi Schubert is an experienced civil litigation and personal injury attorney with particular experience in sexual abuse… Read More

What to Do After Someone You Care About Has Been Raped

Rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse are unfortunately all too common. According to the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA), there are 237,868 incidents of rape in the US every year. Only 40 percent of rapes are reported, and even fewer result in the perpetrator’s conviction. If someone you love has been raped or assaulted,… Read More

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