Victims to testify to lawmakers

Victims to testify to lawmakers

  • Victims to testify to lawmakers
  • They push to reform child sex laws
  • Bill would give them more time to take legal action
  • New Jersey’s Catholic bishops oppose the measure

The NJ Assembly Judiciary Committee will meet this morning in Trenton to hear testimony and consider a bill to make it easier for child sex abuse victims to take legal action against predators.

The hearing is set for 10 a.m. at the NJ State House in committee room 16, 4th floor of the annex building.

Several survivors and supporters who belong to a self help group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, will testify in support of bill A2405 which eliminates the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse.

The Catholic Conference is expected to be there opposing the measure.

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  • commented 2012-06-14 15:04:36 -0500
    The Statute of Limitation should be abolished in every State & country,so that victims can have justice and also our children can be safe from all clergymen who are molesting children.When the Priests " are wearing their collar can anyone detect which one of them are a child molester ?and which one isn’t ? I know that i can’t !
  • published this page in Media Statements 2012-06-14 09:40:07 -0500