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