Posted on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 3:13 am
On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, a woman was assaulted by a man in the 2500 block of Milam in Beaumont.
The unnamed victim reported that she had been shot to her hand between 2 and 4 a.m. by Morris Joseph Broussard, 48, and that Broussard refused to let her seek medical treatment, holding her at the location against her will and sexually assaulted her multiple times. She managed to escape from him and eventually call the police, and Broussard was taken into custody before being brought to the Jefferson County Jail. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated sexual assault.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to unnamed woman. Alas, she is only one of the very many women whose lives are affected by an aggravated/sexual assault. Violence against women is a serious issue in this day and age, and yet they still continue to happen. In 2005, it was reported that there were 1,181 women who were murdered by an intimate partner. This number suggested that an average of three women die every day.
Moreover, two other kinds of violent acts against women that are alarmingly common are domestic violence and sexual violence. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reports that women experience about 4.8 million intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes every year, and less than 20% of battered women seek medical treatment after an injury. The National Crime Victimization Survey also notes that 232,960 women in the U.S. were raped or sexually assaulted in 2006, which suggests that more than 600 women were raped every day. All these numbers indeed paint a dire picture indeed.
Violent acts against women are undeniably devastating to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in cases like these. So, if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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