The state legislature appears to have reached a reasonable compromise in debating whether to lift a 30-year statute of limitations on the filing of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse.
Advocates for the change say having a statute of limitations in cases of child sexual abuse makes no sense. According to experts, it is common for child sexual abuse victims to suppress memories. Some children are unable to process the reality that a person they love or trust has violated them. They can feel guilty that they have done something wrong and fear turning to anyone.
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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