New York Passes Child Victims Act

New York Passes Child Victims Act

New York Sen. Brad Hoylman, center, flanked by former Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, left, and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, right, join survivors and advocates speaking in favor of the legislation.“According to statistics from Child USA, the majority of child sexual abuse victims do not choose to disclose, if they do at all, until the average age of 52.”

For reasons like this, New York passes the Child Victims Act – extending the statute of limitations for child victims of sexual abuse – in civil and criminal cases. Victims now have until the age of 55 to bring claims in civil cases, and can seek criminal prosecution up until the age of 28.

Read the CNN Article Here.

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