My 8 year old son was molested by a 13 year old neighbor. The police and DA are still doing their investigation but so far we know the older boy kissed my son, pulled his pants down and touched him. We have had a CAC forensic person interview my son and they feel that more happened then what my son has said so far. We are doing counseling but should I also look at suing his parents?
First, this must be extremely disturbing to have to deal with. You're going to need to review this in depth with an attorney(s). I will say that generally that it would not be easy to win such a suit. You would need to show evidence of their actual knowledge that their son was molesting your son and then allowing it to happen or constructive knowledge, i.e., knowledge their son had molested other boys to be successful. Another factor, unfortunately, is whether there are sufficient damages and whether you actually recover damages from the parents or an insurance carrier.
Again, it's a matter to review with a few attorneys to analyze the viability of such a suit.
Unlikely that the family has liability unless they knew or should have known of what was going on and did nothing to protect your child.
I am so sorry to read about this. Your question got tagged as a Family Law matter, and then a Personal Injury matter. I just re-categorized it as Sex Crimes so that someone who may have seen a similar case can weigh in. All the best to your family for healing from this incident.
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