10+ years [at 13 years old] I was manipulated into sexual acts with an adult, he has an open case in the county I resided in because [from the looks of his charges] he must've done it again with another girl. One of his charges is child pornography and I'm absolutely terrified he has pictures of video of me! Is there anything I can do now as an adult? It was a relatives significant other at the time so no charges were ever brought against him in my case... . .
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Yes, you could sue for civil damages and injunctive relief, ordering him to turn over or destroy any pictures that he has, but would need to pay a lawyer to do all that, which might not be worth it if the perpetrator has no assets. Short of that, however, you should simply talk with the detective assigned to the currently pending charges, who will probably refer you to another investigator in the jurisdiction where this all occurred. Your identity as a crime victim would normally be screened from public records. Beware the statute of limitations, however, which could potentially ruin both claims.
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