A Happy Ending
With one exception, this would be a text-book example of how child sex abuse disclosures happen in a community. The victims didn’t disclose their abuse until well into adulthood. One victim’s public disclosure prompted other disclosures. Victims disclosed multiple instances of abuse spanning years. The one uncommon feature is that these survivors are going to get to go to trial, and this abuser is likely to spend time behind bars. If he emerges, he’ll be a registered sex offender. His access to children will be limited. There’s something like a happy ending. Because there isn’t a Statute of Limitations in this state. That one legal nuance changes everything. That’s why we need laws, not loop-holes, to protect children.
Sign our petition to end the statutes of limitations that protect the rapists of children in New York State.