March 28, 2006

Survivors Network fears bill will lose key element

Dayton Daily News

By Shaheen Samavati
Dayton Daily News

COLUMBUS | Terry Staub of Kettering didn't tell anyone she was sexually abused by a priest when she was in first grade. More than four decades passed before she reported the abuse. Under Ohio law that was too late to take civil action.

But now she and other members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests are afraid that the provision could be stripped from the bill before a committee vote scheduled for today.

The group's president, Barbara Blaine, was not optimistic after she met with House Speaker Jon Husted, R-Kettering, on Monday. Her group is concerned the committee might remove a one-year window for the filing of civil claims stemming from abuse occurring more than 35 years ago.

Posted by kshaw at March 28, 2006 10:50 PM