Sex Offenses Against Children

Sex offenses against children are especially heinous, evil crimes. The laws involving sex offenses against children are meant to reflect the prevailing value system of our society – a belief that if a child cannot protect him or herself that we, as a society, must step in to protect that child. There is nothing a child can do to warrant involvement of a sexual behavior. The law is clear in this regard.

If you have been the victim of a sexual offense or your child has been a victim of a sexual offense, call Rotolo Karch Law today. Victor Rotolo is a champion of rights for victims of sexual abuse. 

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Victor A. Rotolo has been a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum since June 2002 and in 2016 became a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum members are attorneys who have won verdicts and settlements in the amount of one million dollars and above. Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum have won multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. [No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.]

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Victor A. Rotolo has been included on the List of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, marking his twelfth year of inclusion on this list. The list of New Jersey Super Lawyers is generated by the Thomson Reuters organization which employs the following methodology and set of standards to compile the list each year. Super Lawyers Selection Methodology [No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.]

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Victor A. Rotolo is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.

"A certified attorney is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law. A New Jersey attorney who is certified by the Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney must have:

  • been a member in good standing of the New Jersey bar for over 5 years
  • demonstrated a substantial level of experience in civil trial law
  • been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his or her work
  • taken and passed a written examination in civil trial law."

Source: Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Attorney Certification, Brochure on Certified Civil Trial Attorney. See Rule 1:39: Specialty Certification of Attorneys.

As further elaborated below, Mr. Rotolo advocated the landmark case of R.L. v. Voytac, 199 N.J. 265 (2009) before the New Jersey Supreme Court. As a result, an adult who suffered abuse as a child is now allowed to pursue justice against his or her abuser even though years have passed.

In the case of R.L. v. Voytac, 199 N.J. 265 (2009), Victor Rotolo won a NJ State Supreme Court decision in favor of a man who had been sexually abused by his stepfather many years ago. The case involved abuse that started in 1987 when the man, identified only as R.L., then 9 years old was abused by his stepfather; the abuse lasted for several years. The Court decided that this man had a right to sue his stepfather even though the civil lawsuit was filed 14 years after the abuse ended. The decision reinstates the case that was thrown out earlier when a trial judge said the time lapse between the abuse and the 2004 lawsuit was too long.

 “It’s an important decision,” said Victor Rotolo. “It gives the victims of sexual abuse some understanding. There are lots of reasons kids don’t come forward earlier.”

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Sexual abuse of children is among the worst type of offense imaginable. Justice can never be complete for the child victims of sexual abuse, but our legal system at least requires an offender to answer to the criminal justice system and to financially compensate the victim.

If you were a victim of sexual abuse or if you know of anyone, we encourage you to step forward. As a police officer and now as attorney, Victor Rotolo has spent his career protecting people. Call Rotolo Karch Law for a free half-hour consultation regarding your case.

In New Jersey, every citizen – neighbor, teacher, medical professional, or other individual - who comes into contact with a child and observes behaviors or conditions that might indicate a risk of harm to the child is required by law to report those suspicions. If the child is in immediate danger, call 911 as well as 1-877 NJ ABUSE.
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