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Could the unconscionable sexual assault of this Jonesboro woman have been prevented are justice and compensation available to the survivor?


Security measures are under scrutiny after a woman was reportedly sexually assaulted in her Jonesboro apartment home Monday morning, January 14, 2019.

Jonesboro police told Clayton News-Daily, “the attack took place at Tara Hill Apartments, 8050 Tara Blvd., around 10:30 a.m. Monday. The suspect entered the apartment through an open bathroom window on the second floor.” The survivor’s identity and current condition have not been released.

Five apartment and condominium rapes were reported in the Jonesboro and Riverdale area in July 2018, per Clayton News-Daily reports.

At that time, police noted the locations of the attacks as:

  • Chaselake Drive, which is near the Averly Apartments, Chase Village, Battle Creek Village, and Jester Creek Trail off Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro;
  • Roberts Drive, which is near the Emerald Pointe Apartments, Central Park Apartments, and the GRTA Park and Ride in Riverdale;
  • Southlake Cove Court, which makes a ring around the Southlake Cove Apartments in Jonesboro;
  • Brookview Drive, which is also near the Emerald Pointe Apartments, Central Park Apartments, and GRTA Park and Ride in Riverdale;
  • and Wynfield Drive, which is near the Rex Mill Square Apartments, Bloom at Jonesboro Apartments, and Crossroads South Shopping Center off Tara Boulevard and Ga. Highway 138 in Jonesboro.

Was negligent security a factor in this sexual assault? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the survivor may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.


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 apartment complex and whether this assault may have been prevented.

  • What additional security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, security alarms, window bars, and visible security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior apartment sexual assaults in the area?

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 company failed to provide adequate security, the survivor of this attack may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries and suffering.


The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients in Georgia, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

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Apartment residents have a right to feel safe and secure in their own homes. Yet, while home owners can implement any security precaution they deem necessary to protect themselves and their families, apartment tenants are largely at the mercy of their property owner and management company to deter crime. Apartment complex security measures may include gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, visible security patrols, bright lighting, and background checks for tenants and employees. Sadly, such precautions are all too often neglected to limit financial exposure. This inaction and greed can have devastating consequences.

Survivors Fight Back

Apartment complex owners and management companies are required by law to provide a safe premises for all residents and guests legally on their property. They must prevent any foreseeable harm, such as rapes, sexual assaults, and shootings. For example, should an apartment complex owner have reason to anticipate a criminal act based on knowledge of a security lapse (such as broken fencing or lighting) or of previous crime on or near property (such as a prior sexual assault or break-in), he or she then has a duty to deter such crime and protect those legally on their premises from harm.

Should a property owner or management company fail in this legal responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries, sexual assaults or wrongful deaths, which occur as a consequence. Under such a claim, victims may be entitled to an award of damages that could include, among other items, substantial monetary compensation for: pain and suffering; past and future medical expenses; loss of wages and future earning capacity; and, emotional distress.

In May 2018, The AJC reports, a Clayton County jury awarded an apartment rape survivor $1 billion dollars in a civil suit. The survivor, who was only 14-years-old at the time of the unconscionable assault, told media the verdict “validates her struggles and emotional pain.” The case also serves as a grave warning to other Clayton County apartment complex owners, property managers and security companies to make resident safety their top priority.

Victims of Georgia Apartment Sexual Assault: What Are My Legal Options for Justice and Compensation?

As each case and property is unique, victims of apartment sexual assault should speak with an experienced security negligence firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as surveillance footage or broken lighting, is preserved and their best interests are protected.

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