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Editorial: “Pa. statute of limitations for abuse victims should be altered”

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 6:05 AM By Patriot-News Editorial Board  “Among the difficult realities of child sexual abuse is that victims might need years, even decades, to come to terms with their abuse. It isn’t until they deal with the emotional trauma of what happened to them that they then are ready to confront their abuser. … Continue reading

Child Victim’s Act of Delaware

A number of individuals who were sexually abused as children came forward and asked Delaware's court system to pass a bill -- Child Victim's Act -- to help them seek justice, and to keep children safe today by exposing sexual predators and private and public institutions that have enabled abuse through gross negligence.

The bill was passed into law in 2007. It eliminated the civil statute of limitations for sexual abuse of children in the state of Delaware.

More than 175 lawsuits alleging past abuse were filed before the window closed in early July 2009.

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