Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, May 10, 2007
Senate Bill 29, the Child Victims Act, will greatly assist in protecting children in Delaware from sexual abuse by eliminating the statute of limitation in civil cases and allowing a two-year look-back window for those abused.
Today, the bill will be reviewed in the House Judiciary Committee. Approval by the House, and its signing by the governor, will send a message.
However, there are two major hurdles for this bill: money and special interests.
A few legislators in the House believe that nonprofit groups and insurance companies’ money are more important than the protection of children. Nonprofit organizations whose gross negligence allowed employees to abuse children should be held fully accountable. Insurance providers should pay, as they accepted premium payments over the years.
John Sullivan, Dagsboro