We are grateful that the case against Rev. John Langworthy will move forward. Delaying or denying the trial would only have endangered kids and hurt victims.
To better safeguard kids, we urge Mississippi lawmakers to reform or repeal the state's archaic, predator-friendly statute of limitations so that in future cases, there will be no doubt whatsoever that those who assault kids will face justice, no matter how effectively they may have hidden their crimes or intimidated their victims.
Now, more than ever, anyone who may have seen, suspected, or suffered sex crimes at the hands of Rev. Langworthy should come forward and make a report to police. Children are safer when predators like Langworthy are behind bars.
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