The Hidden World of Fraternity Hazing and Sexual Abuse
Get Justice with a Fraternity Hazing and Sexual Abuse Lawyer from The Doan Law Firm
Despite the creation of policies in universities, colleges, and high schools,
hazing remains a pervasive problem across the United States. Oftentimes,
incidents of hazing go unreported, according to the fraternity hazing
lawyer team at The Doan Law Firm. No type of hazing is more underreported
than that involving sexual assault. The stark reality is that sexual assault
occurs with alarming regularity as part of hazing “rituals.”
What is even more alarming is the fact that hazing and sexual abuse is
not limited to college fraternities. Sexual assault and hazing extends
to sororities and other types of college organizations. It also occurs
in high school settings as well.
Addressing hazing and sexual abuse proves very challenging. There is a
profound element of shame that hangs over victims of this type of hazing
as well as their family members and other loved ones.
For this reason, when it comes to obtaining justice for this type of assault
and violence, a victim must have powerful legal representation from a
compassionate fraternity hazing lawyer. The Doan Law Firm maintains a
fraternity hazing hotline at (800) 349-0000 which is in operation 24 hours
a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.
Hazing and Sexual Abuse in Colleges and Universities
Colleges and universities across the United States report two broad categories
of hazing and sexual abuse. First, there are situations in which fraternity
and sorority pledges, and incoming members of other organizations, are
directly sexually assaulted in some manner by senior members. Second,
there are other types of incidents in which a person like a fraternity
pledge must engage in some sort of sexual activity with another person
(typically a sorority pledge) as part of the hazing process.
A significant percentage of these types of cases are never reported. An
attorney from The Doan Law Firm can discretely assist a victim in obtaining
justice and accessing supportive services.
High School, Hazing, and Sexual Abuse
As mentioned previously, hazing and sexual abuse doesn’t only occur
on the college and university level. Horrific cases of hazing and sexual
abuse are occurring in high schools across the United States. A recent
case involving hazing and sexual abuse on the high school level involved
football players at a high school in Maryland.
The facts of this incident are difficult. They nonetheless are presented
generally as means of letting other victims of high school hazing and
sexual abuse, as well as their parents, know that they are not alone.
Indeed, a fraternity hazing lawyer from your firm has the background and
experience in representing high school students and their parents in cases
involving hazing and sexual abuse.
Four junior varsity players at this high school were subjected to what
evidently is an ongoing hazing practice in which younger players are sexually
assaulted. Indeed, the four victimized players had heard rumors of something
After a practice, the four victims were in the locker room, in or coming
out of the shower. A group of older players entered the locker room, turned
off the lights, and assaulted the quartet of junior varsity players. Specifically,
the older players sexually assaulted two of the younger players with a
broomstick and attempted the same violent act on the other two junior
varsity team members.
As the facts associated with the case unfolded, the evidence revealed that
this hazing practice had been perpetrated among the football players at
the high school for years. Indeed, the boys who perpetrated the violent,
sexual hazing incident evidently were victimized themselves.
Retain a Fraternity Hazing Lawyer from The Doan Law Firm
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to coast in the United States. In fact, we are the largest personal injury
firm in the country. This means that we not only have assembled an incomparable
team of hazing attorneys but our firm has access to an array of other
resources that can be particularly helpful to victims of hazing sexual
assault and their families. You can schedule an initial consultation any
time of the day or night by calling (800) 349-0000.
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