Iowa Senate panel weighs changes in child sex abuse lawsuits

Iowa Senate panel weighs changes in child sex abuse lawsuits

William Petroski, bpetrosk@dmreg.com 4:10 p.m. CST February 26, 2015, Des Moines Register

Victims of child sexual abuse would have more time to file civil lawsuits, and the statute of limitations for child sex crimes would be eliminated, under a bill advanced by an Iowa Senate subcommittee following emotional testimony Thursday.

However, a proposed amendment to Senate File 107 would remove a key provision that says victims of alleged child sexual abuse who are now barred from filing civil lawsuits under Iowa's statute of limitations would be givenĀ  . . .

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