For 5th Year, Child Sex Abuse Bill Dies in Legislature

June 3, 2010  |  

(NYT) — For four years, advocates for sexually abused children had fought a battle in the New York Legislature to open a legal window that would allow victims to file lawsuits against predators long after the statute of limitations had expired.

Though the bill died each year, itpassed in the Assembly three timesand earned the support of two governors. And the renewed attention to sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Churchaugured well for the cause this year.

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