Abuse victims rally in Albany for Child Victims Act
Photo: Mark Szpylczyn / WNYT.
February 27, 2018 03:24 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York child molestation victims returned to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to allow victims to sue for decades-old abuse.
The Child Victims Act would relax criminal and civil statutes of limitations. Its most controversial provision would allow victims to file civil suits against their alleged abusers - even if the existing statute of limitations has passed.
The measure is backed by the Democratic-controlled Assembly and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo but has been repeatedly blocked by the Republican-led Senate.
Supporters say the national dialogue on sexual misconduct is empowering victims and hopefully improving the bill's chances in Albany.
Updated: February 27, 2018 03:24 PM
Created: February 27, 2018 11:03 AM
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