March 28, 2006

SNAP 'Disappointed' At Changes Made To Sex Abuse Bill


COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Lawmakers are dropping a proposal to allow lawsuits by victims of clergy sexual abuse that happened up to 35 years ago, the Ohio House leader said Tuesday.

Victims of child sex abuse said they were disappointed Tuesday after a house committee changed Senate Bill 17 -- designed to protect children, NBC 4's Lauren Crowner reported.

The bill was approved by the Senate and would allow people abused by priests to have up to 20 years to report the abuse after it happened. But, the House Judiciary Committee changed the time limit to 12 years.

Victims said they were also looking for a provision which would have allowed a one-year window for victims who missed the lawsuit deadline to sue for alleged abuse

Posted by kshaw at March 28, 2006 10:45 PM