Massachusetts legislation would abolish statute of limitations for sexual abuse of children
Catholic World News - September 28, 2011
New legislation introduced into the Massachusetts legislature would abolish the statute of limitations for prosecuting sex crimes in which children are victims.
Proponents of the change argue that children who are molested should be allowed to pursue their abusers after they attain adulthood. The legislation allows for civil suits to recover damages as well.
Under current law in Massachusetts, the statute of limitations for sex crimes is 27 years.
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