Minnesota may have brutal winters but the legislative climate is warmer for victims of child sex abuse. They can receive justice with window legislation and their communities are safer for it. Not so in Pennsylvania, where State Senator Ron Marsico, chairman of the judiciary committee, continues to block this legislation from making it to the floor for a vote.
Click here to read how another state has gotten it right: “Deceased Robbinsdale priest accused of sexual abuse,” by Madeleine Baran, MPRnews.com, Oct. 2, 2014
Excerpt: The lawsuits are allowed under a law passed in May 2013 that gives older victims of child sex abuse more time to sue. Minnesota law previously required sex abuse lawsuits to be filed before a victim turned 24. The Child Victims Act eliminated the statute of limitations for new cases of abuse and created a three-year window for older victims to file suit. The window expires in mid-2016. More than 30 clergy sex abuse lawsuits have been filed so far, according to attorneys at two law firms handling abuse cases.