Push to end statute of limitations for sexual assaults

Push to end statute of limitations for sexual assaults

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PORCHA: TODAY ADVOCACY GROUPS
CAME TO THE CAPITOL TO DEMAND
THAT THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
LAW BE ELIMINATE
REP. MARK ROZZI SAYS CURRENTLY
THE LAW REQUIRES VICTIMS TO COME FORWARD WITHIN 12 YEARS OF THE
ACT, TO FILE CRIMINAL CHARGES,
AND ONLY 2 YEARS TO FILE A CIVIL
SUIT, SUPPORTERS OF ABOLISHING
THE LAW DELIVERED A PETITION TO
KEY MEMBERS OF THE SENATE, THEY SAY PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN
CHANGING THE LAW. ADVOCACY GROUPS SAY THE PETITION
HAS NEARLY 90,000 SIGNATUR
FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND
13,000 OF THEM RIGHT IN PA.>>LOOK AT ALL THE GRAND JURY
REPORTS IN THE STATE, WHAT DO WE
NEED TO PUT VICTIMS FIRST, WHAT
DO WE NEED TO GET VICTIMS
JUSTICE, WHAT DO WE NEED TO
TO PUT VICTIMS ON SAME PLAYI FIELD AS PERPETRATORS, ITS GOING
TO BE THE VICTIMS THAT GET THIS
DONE, ITS GOING TO BE OUR VOICES
TOGETHER UNITED THAT GET THIS
DONE. PORCHA: REP. ROZZI SAYS THERE
ARE SEVERAL BILLS RELATED TO
GETTING RID OF STATUTE OF
LIMITATIONS THAT HAVEN’T BEEN
VOTED ON. HE SAYS SOME GO BACK TO 2006.

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