Mrvan explains significance of extending child abuse statute

Mrvan explains significance of extending child abuse statute

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I was very pleased that the governor
recently signed Senate Bill 142, a bill that I authored that will extend the statute of limitations in cases of child sex abuse when you extend the statute of
limitations in these cases, you increase the legal life time frame during which a victim of child sex abuse may charges against the offender currently an individual who files of
civil suits for a child sex abuse is subject to the same time as someone filing for other damages such
as an auto accident. The current law can also be seen as
benefiting the sex offender because the victim may not file formal charges in time. Many children do not report cases of abuse and as many as 90% of offenses are
committed by someone the child knows. Senate Bill 142 would extend the time frame to either
seven years after the offense or four years after the please take care of the alleged offender to give the victim ample time to reach maturity and file charges. I’m very pleased this bill has been signed into
law because nothing is more important than our children.

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