May 03, 2006

Ohio law requires clergy to report sex abuse

Canton Repository

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

COLUMBUS - Gov. Bob Taft on Tuesday signed into law a bill that adds the state’s clergy to professions required to report suspected sexual abuse.

The law also extends the time for victims of abuse by clergy to file lawsuits, although supporters were disappointed that lawmakers removed a provision that would have opened a one-year window for past victims to sue.

Posted by kshaw at May 3, 2006 06:35 AM