Could this unconscionable sexual assault have been prevented and is justice available to the young victim?
Elsa Velasquez bravely fought off an alleged child predator at a Memphis apartment complex Thursday evening, June 7, 2018, rescuing her 3-year-old daughter. In a community all too often silenced through fear, Ms. Velasquez spoke out to protect her child and other families.
According to News 3, the 3-year-old victim was playing with her cousin in the apartment complex courtyard when a man “grabbed her by the hand and pulled her across the parking lot to a wooded area.”
Ms. Velasquez was able to find the suspect and pull him off her daughter by the hair. After he fled, WVLT 8 reports, she courageously tracked him down and reported him to police, so he couldn’t harm any other children.
Did negligent security contribute to this Memphis apartment sexual assault? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Ms. Velasquez and her young daughter may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Tennessee, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether the horrific sexual assault of a child may have been prevented.
- How did the assailant gain entry to the complex? What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect the young victim and deter crime at the time of the assault?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Elsa Velasquez may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims on behalf of her young daughter.
Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the young victim and her family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.
La Firma del Abogado Murray, extensiva y exitosamente ha representado familias que han perdido seres queridos como consecuencia de ataques violentos en apartamentos y propiedades negligentes, si lo desea, le ofrecemos nuestros servicios y experiencia. A quien busque ayuda o representación legal, le alentamos que se contacte con nosotros (haga clic aquí) al 888.842.1616. La consulta no cuesta nada y es confidencial.