May 17, 2006

Assembly Proposal Extends Times To File Sex Abuse Claims

North Country Gazette

ALBANY---Child sexual assault victims and representatives from child sexual abuse victim support groups joined together at a Capitol news conference Tuesday in support of legislation that would grant victims of child sexual assault a greater period of time to seek justice by extending the statutes of limitations for criminal and civil actions for these offenses.

Attending the news conference were Assembly sponsors of the legislation, as well as representatives from the Voice of the Faithful (VOTF), a national organization formed in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the Survivors' Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), a Chicago-based nationwide organization for clergy molestation victims and the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA).

Posted by kshaw at May 17, 2006 07:19 AM