Elmira, N.Y. – Minors who’ve fallen victim to sexual abuse could see the time limits to file their civil suits become longer. New York State law makers say they’re going to push for a bill to extend that limit by five years. The current statute of limitation in New York for bringing civil claims for child sex abuse is five years after the incident has been reported to police or five years after the victim turns 18.
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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