NY Wants To Expand Statute Of Limitations For Sex Abuse

March 2017, A U Bulletin 

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has introduced a revised version of the Child Victims Act that would remove the statute of limitations on prosecution of abusers in public and private institutions around the state.

Cuomo’s proposal would allow adults who were abused as children to file civil lawsuits up to 50 years after the attacks occurred, and would allow victims who couldn’t bring their cases to court due to current statute-of-limitations laws to have a one-year window to do so.

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  • Harumi Suzuki
    commented 2017-03-03 10:49:56 -0600
    They are hypocrites. Thanks to the movie “Spotlight”, crimes hidden among clergy around the world became known all over the world. No matter how hidden they are, they run away, they can not escape from themselves who know the truth. And it can not escape from the eyes of people all over the world. They are turning their eyes to the light of truth.
  • Thomas McGarvey
    commented 2017-03-03 03:43:10 -0600
    That’s good for me. So my law suit against the Rockville Center good go on. They think they could get away with what they did to me. When was sexual abuse by one of ther priest. When I was 16 years old. And they won’t even try to settle with me. Now they could bite me.
  • Harumi Suzuki
    commented 2017-03-02 17:55:00 -0600
    The laws of Japan are limited to three years. There is movement to expand the limit of law even in Japan, the way is far. I was abused by a Catholic priest about 38 years ago.
    To:Stephen Ryan. You have the courage. We are not bad. Let’s regain our dignity!
  • Harumi Suzuki
    followed this page 2017-03-02 17:28:41 -0600
  • Stephen Ryan
    commented 2017-03-02 12:06:51 -0600
    I deserve justice! Although my abuse occurred forty years ago and my abuser is deceased, I have lived with the pain of this memory and secret for all these years. I deserve justice now and no statute should deny me that justice. My journey of healing and understanding has been long and filled with many peaks and valleys. Everyone’s journey is different and to think that a young person should be able to grasp all that has happened to them as a result of the abuse and act on it in a timely manner is ridiculous and to me illustrates that these laws are in place solely to protect the perpetrators and the institutions that they belong to and definitely not the victims. It is time to look out for the victims and I applaud Gov. Cuomo for taking this courageous stand. Hopefully the Church and other groups opposing this update of the statute of limitations and the one year window will recognize that giving victims a chance to be heard will help heal and purify their institutions as well as those of us who have had to carry these burdens for so long.
  • Gary Astridge
    commented 2017-03-02 11:30:01 -0600
    There shouldn’t be a 50 year limit. Who do we contact that is involved in making this law?
  • Gary Astridge
    followed this page 2017-03-02 11:27:56 -0600

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