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2019 Year in Review: Child Victims Act

Dec 27, 2019

The Child Victims Act expands the statute of limitations on reporting crimes of childhood sexual abuse for both criminal and civil lawsuits. It also opened a one-year window in August, for survivors to file claims, no matter how long ago they say their abuse happened. WXXI's Beth Adams looks back on the effect the law has had, as hundreds of lawsuits were filed on the first day alone.