Advocates for victims of child sexual abuse and violence are reminding survivors about the chance to file lawsuits for abuse that took place years or decades ago. Groups that support children are spreading a reminder about New York’s Child Victim’s Act.
WAER's Chris Bolt reports that organizations that work to help victims of child sexual abuse are reminding the public about their opportunity to file charges with the passage of the Child Victims Act.
Victims of child sexual abuse in New York have a window to bring charges against abusers starting today that had been closed due to statutes of limitations. It can take years for a survivor to come forward.
The Child Victims Act goes into effect Wednesday, and those in the field expect thousands of people to come forward across the state.