Child Victim Law: Proposed Statute of Limitations Challenged in NY
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed legislation in his 2017 policy agenda to remove the statute of limitation on criminal sex abuse cases and extend the time-frame a victim can bring a civil lawsuit to 50 years from when the incident occurred. Currently, a civil lawsuit can be brought until a person’s 23rd birthday.
The legislation would also provide a one-year look-back window for child sex abuse victims who can no longer sue under current law to bring cases.
Concurrently, the Statute of Limitations of child sex abuse crimes is also being challenged in the PA legislature and backers behind the bill are feeling hopeful it will be passed sometime this year. Read Full Story
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