Should a statute of limitations exist for child sexual assault?

Should a statute of limitations exist for child sexual assault?

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TEMPERATURES COLD. STEVE: GOOD EVENING, THANK YOU
FOR JOINING US. SHOULD THE CLOCK EVER RUN OUT TO
FILE CHARGES AGAINST CHILD SEX
PREDATORS? SOME IOWA LAWMAKERS SAY NO. STACEY: NEW AT 10:00. KCCI’S LAURA TERRELL SHOWS US
THE IMPACT THIS COULD HAVE O
DECADES-OLD ABUSE CASE
>>BYLAWS ARE TERRIBLE. WE SHOULDN’T BE A SANCTUARY
STATE FOR PATTERNS AND
ORGANIZATIONS THAT SYSTEMICALLY
COVER UP THE CRIME. LAURA: STATE SENATOR
JANET PETERSEN SAYS IT’S TIME
FOR IOWA TO MAKE A MAJOR CHANGE
TO PROTECT SURVIVORS OF CHILD
SEX ABUSE. THAT’S WHY SHE’S INTRODUCED T
BILLS. ONE WOULD END THE STATUTE OF
LIMITATIONS FOR FILING CRIMINAL
CHARGES, THE OTHER WOULD END IT
FOR TRYING TO COLLECT DAMAGES IN
A CIVIL LAWSUIT.>>IF YOU ARE ABUSED AS A CHILD
IN ON THE HAVE UNTIL YOU ARE
19 YEARS OLD TO GO AFTER
THE ORGANIZATION THAT COVERED UP
THE CRIME. LAURA: ON MONDAY, THE DIOCESE
OF SIOUX CITY RELEASED THE NAMES
OF 28 PRIESTS IT SAYS WERE
CREDIBLY ACCUSED OF SEXUAL
ABUSING MINORS DECADES AGO. ONLY ONE FORMER PRIEST IS STILL
ALIVE AND LIVING IN IOWA JOHN
PATRICK PERDUE. KCCI UNCOVERED A LAWSUIT
PERDUE’S VICTIM FILED IN 2008. HE WAS NEVER CRIMINALLY CHARGED.>>IT WAS A GROOMING PROCESS. LAURA: WEST DES MOINES ATTORNEY
PATRICK HOPKINS REPRESENTED THE
VICTIM AT THE TIME. THE DOCUMENTS SAY PERDUE
ASSIGNED TO A PARISH IN CARROLL
IN THE EARLY 1980’S, PERFORMED A
SEX ACT ON THE 18-YEAR-OLD. BUT A JUDGE THREW OUT THE CASE
, CITING THE STATUTE OF
LIMITATIONS WAS. HOPKINS SAY THIS IS A COMMON
PROBLEM HE SEES.>>EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY. LAURA: THE VICTIM SAID IN THE
LAWSUIT THAT IT TOOK SO LONG FOR
HIM TO COME FORWARD BECAUSE IT
WASN’T UNTIL A THERAPEUTIC
BREAKTHROUGH IN 2006 THAT HE
MADE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN HIS DEPRESSION AND THE ABUSE HE HAD
REPRESSE
>>I HAVE SEEN CASE AFTER CASE
OF ISLANDS WHO AT THE TIME — OF
IOWANS WHO ARE THE TIME ARE ABLE
TO ARTICULATE WHAT TRANSPIRED, THEIR TIME LIMIT IS UP. LAURA: THE IOWA CATHOLIC
CONFERENCE OPPOSES BOTH OF
PETERSEN’S BILLS TO GET RID OF
STATUTES OF LIMITATION. THE PUBLIC POLICY AGENCY OF
CATHOLIC BISHOPS SAYS
THE PASSAGE OF TIME MAKES IT
VERY DIFFICULT FOR ANY ACCUSED
PERSON OR INSTITUTION TO DEFEND
THEMSELVES PETERSEN’S BILLS HAVE NOT MADE
IT OUT OF SUBCOMMITTEE YET. AND WE WANT TO POINT OUT THIS IS
THE ONLY ACCUSATION AGAINST
PERDUE. THERE WERE NO CRIMINAL CHARGES
EVER FILED. I TALKED WITH A MAN TODAY WHO
SAYS HE IS THE SAME JOHN PATRICK
PERDUE IN THE LAWSUIT AND HE
DENIES ALL THE ALLEGAT

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