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New California law gives child sex victims more time to Sue

 

Last updated 10/18/2019 at 1:45pm



Bowen Xiao

The Epoch Times

The state of California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide if they want to file lawsuits, the latest in a growing trend among states to loosen statute of limitation laws in the United States.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the law into effect Oct. 13, to give childhood sexual abuse victims until the age of 40 or five years from the discovery of the abuse to file civil lawsuits. Previously, the limit was at 27 years old or within three years of the discovery of the abuse.

The new law also entirely suspends the statute of limitations for th...



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