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I was a victim of child abuse I took him to court and

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I was a victim of sexual child abuse I took him to court and he was found guilty ans sentenced to 19 years is there a way I can claim damages from him as I thought the cica was not enough for injuries caused (he has 2 houses) and money in the bank
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What was your biological relationship, id any, with the abuser and when did the abuse occur?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

He was my uncle through marriage he married my dads sister I was babysitter from 10 years old he raped me in the region of 3000 times for a period of 5 years I was 10 when the abuse started and started to babysit for them at 11 til 15/16

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
May I ask how long ago this was?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

36 years ago

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Have Victim Support been in touch with you?
When was he convicted?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

He was convicted and sentenced to 19 years in April 2014

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Have Victim support been in touch at all
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes I has a meeting with them in feb 2014 before the trial

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Have they spoken to you about a claim (they should have done)
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No only to go to criminal injuries department and claim but i want to know if i can go to a civil court to get injury payment

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
There is indeed a possibility that you can make a claim using the Civil Courts.
There are a number of reputable firms who can assist in such claims - and unfortunately an equal number of less reputable ones.
Speak to a few until you find one that you feel you can work with - most will work on a no win no fee basis.
Please ask if you need further details
Clare

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