Abuse extension bill clears panel

Victims of childhood sexual abuse would have up to 25 years to report their cases for possible criminal prosecution, according to a bill approved by a legislative committee. The Judiciary Committee voted on Friday to extend the statute of limitations for childhood victims of sexual abuse from the current 15 years to 25 years. Because the deadline for reporting the crime starts when the child reaches age 16, victims would have until the age of...

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