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Childhood victims of rape and sexual assault demand passage of long-stalled act

January 14, 2019 04:36 PM

Dozens of childhood victims of rape and sexual assault rally in Albany, demanding lawmakers pass the long-stalled Child Victims Act.

Survivors are urging quick action on the bill, which would extend statutes of limitations, giving victims more time to seek criminal charges or sue abusers.    

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The act was blocked for years by Senate Republicans, but now Democrats have a majority in both the state Assembly and Senate.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to include the act in the state budget. However, a spokesperson says he will sign the bill sooner if it passes before that.

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