Sexual abuse is a pervasive problem affecting millions of people worldwide. It spans a wide range of actions, from verbal harassment to forcible rape, all of which are not only unethical but also illegal. It’s critical to understand the different forms of sexual abuse, the resources available for victims, and how legal assistance, such as that provided by Rasor Law Firm, can help victims seek justice.

Types of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse, often interchangeably used with sexual assault, encompasses various types of unwelcome and non-consensual sexual activity. According to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, sexual abuse can take several forms:

1. Attempted Rape: Any unsuccessful attempt to commit rape.

2. Fondling or Unwanted Sexual Touching: This can include any physical contact with the breasts, buttocks, groin, genitals, or other areas with a sexual undertone, done without the consent of the person being touched.

3. Forcing a Victim to Perform Sexual Acts: This could involve forcing someone to perform or receive oral sex, or penetrate the perpetrator’s body, amongst others.

4. Rape: Defined as penetration of the victim’s body, also known as sexual intercourse without consent.

Sexual abuse can occur in various scenarios, from domestic situations to professional environments, and even in the context of services like ridesharing apps.

In Michigan, the law categorizes these offenses under the term “Criminal Sexual Conduct” (CSC), with varying degrees of severity from the first degree (the most serious) to the fourth degree. For example, 1st degree CSC involves sexual penetration under various conditions, such as the victim being under 13 years old, or the use of force or coercion.

Resources for Victims

Survivors of sexual abuse often endure long-term physical and psychological effects. The trauma can be overwhelming, but there are resources available to help. RAINN provides resources for victims of sexual assault, including the National Sexual Assault Hotline, available 24/7.

Seeking Legal Help

Victims of sexual abuse have the right to seek justice. This is where Rasor Law Firm steps in. Our dedicated and experienced team understands the complexities of sexual abuse cases, and we work tirelessly to ensure that victims’ voices are heard and their rights are defended.

As a survivor, you can file a lawsuit against the perpetrator for the harm inflicted upon you. Even in cases where the abuser is an independent contractor, such as an Uber or Lyft driver, the companies may also be held liable for failing to provide a safe environment.

Rasor Law Firm conducts thorough investigations into each case, including collecting digital and cell phone records, carrying out background checks on the alleged perpetrators, and compiling a detailed timeline of events. We ensure all evidence is considered to build a strong case against the accused.

Our goal is to help survivors of sexual abuse navigate the legal process, providing support and guidance every step of the way. We believe in securing justice for survivors and holding perpetrators accountable for their actions.


Sexual abuse is a grave violation that no person should endure. Understanding the different types of abuse and knowing there are resources available is the first step toward recovery and justice. At Rasor Law Firm, we stand ready to help victims of sexual abuse. You are not alone – together, we can seek the justice you deserve.



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