March 28, 2006

Senate Panel Backs Sex Abuse Bill


DENVER -- People who were sexually abused as far back as 1982 would have unlimited time to sue their alleged molesters and the institutions they worked for under a bill backed by a Senate committee on Monday.

Currently victims have until age 24 -- six years after they turn 18 -- to sue an alleged molester and the institution they worked for.

The measure (House Bill 1090) backed by the committee would lift those limits for future cases and for anyone who's already been abused but hasn't reached that statute of limitations yet. Co-sponsor Sen. Ron Tupa, D-Boulder, said that means that someone born before 1982 would be barred from suing by the current time limit.

Posted by kshaw at March 28, 2006 08:35 AM