Could this unconscionable sexual assault have been prevented and is justice available to the survivor?
Security measures are in question after a man was able to break into a woman’s Jonesboro apartment home Friday morning, June 8, 2018, and sexually assault her.
According to The AJC, the assailant “entered through a window in her unit at Tara Bridge Apartments…and sexually assaulted her around 2 a.m.” WSB-TV 2 reports, the courageous survivor “put up a ferocious fight screaming, punching her attacker and trying to run away.” A neighbor finally “heard her screams and called 911, but the accused rapist got away.”
Was negligent security a factor in this Jonesboro apartment sexual assault and could this violent home invasion have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the survivor may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
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 at the subject property and whether this sexual assault may have been prevented.
- How did the attacker gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect residents at the time of the sexual assault and home invasion?
By law, property owners in Georgia 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, the survivor of this sexual assault may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries and suffering.
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