Victims comment on child sex abuse reform bills advancing

Whenever a lawmaker stiffens penalties against child predators, our children are safer from abuse.  We applaud Senate Majority Whip Mary Jane Garcia's tough new criminal bills and hope that other lawmakers in the state follow her lead.

We also support SB118, introduced by Senator Lisa Curtis, a bill that lengthens the civil statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse until the victim is age 50. We always hope and work towards the complete elimination of both civil and criminal statutes of limitations, but any law that makes it safer for crime victims to come forward, expose perpetrators, and seek justice in the court system is a positive step towards child safety and victim healing.

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