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‘Bravo to Louisiana’: Governor removes deadlines for child sex abuse suits

Catholic Church Abuse Scandal

Title: ‘Bravo to Louisiana’: Governor removes deadlines for child sex abuse suits

Author: Ramon Antonio Vargas
Publisher: Nola.com
Date: 14JUN2021

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a legislative bill removing legal deadlines for child sex abuse victims to sue for damages, awarding a major victory to survivors of the Roman Catholic Church’s clerical molestation scandal.The law, which takes effect Aug. 1, creates a three-year window for all unresolved child molestation allegations – no matter how old – to be pursued in civil court.

“The scars of childhood sexual abuse may stay with survivors long term, and they deserve more time to report these devastating crimes,” Edwards spokesperson Christina Stephens said.

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