New York passes child victims act, allowing child sex abuse survivors to sue their abusers
New York’s law will also give victims significantly more time to disclose their histories of abuse. Experts say there is a need for a long statute of limitations in cases of child sexual abuse because it can take victims years to come forward. For many different reasons, victims need time to come forward to report their abuse. Victims can often suffer from prolonged or delayed trauma. According to statistics from Child USA, the majority of child sexual abuse victims do not choose to disclose, if they do at all, until the average age of 52.
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