New Jersey state senators are expected to vote today on a measure that would give child sex abuse victims more time to pursue civil lawsuits against child molesters and those who employ them.
The measure, S1651, eliminates the civil statute of limitations for child sexual abuse. New Jersey eliminated the criminal statute of limitations for child sexual abuse in 1996.
This bill will not only change the law prospectively but would allow past cases as well.
“It also expands the category of those who can be held liable, putting all institutions on notice that they too could be held responsible for knowingly recycling predators and putting children in harm’s way.” said Mark Crawford, NJ Director,
Many child sexual abuse survivors will be on hand at the NJ state house today. The vote in the Senate begins at 2:00 PM.