Legislation that would remove time limits on filing civil claims in child sexual abuse cases is stalled in both houses of the state Legislature, which has advocates for abused children demanding action. Advocates held a press conference on Thursday, according to NJ.com, demanding votes on the bill and they hand-delivered copies of a letter to the governor and legislative leaders asking “for their support in passage of the bill, which was introduced late last year.”
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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