Lawmakers Discuss Child Sex Abuse Cases and the Statute of Limitations

Lawmakers Discuss Child Sex Abuse Cases and the Statute of Limitations

Jackelyn Severin, 4:00 am, Tue February 10, 2015, South Dakota Public Broadcasting

House lawmakers are discussing a measure surrounding child sex abuse cases and the statute of limitations in South Dakota. 

Listen:  http://cpa.ds.npr.org/sdpb/audio/2015/02/021015-SexAbuseCases-wrap.mp3 

In 2010 the South Dakota legislature passed a law tightening the statute of limitations for childhood sex abuse claims. Child sex abuse victims who are 40 years or older can no longer bring civil law suits against their alleged perpetrators. Represented Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls says the 2010 law had unintended consequences.    . . .

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