CHICAGO (AP) — The attorney general for Illinois is calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation removing statutes of limitations for child sex abuse crimes in response to the case against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office says state lawmakers have four similar proposals pending on the matter. The soonest any one could be taken up is next month during lawmakers’ brief fall session.
1 in 5 New York Kids Are Sexually Abused. Help Prevent That
The CDC reports that 1 in 5 children are sexually abused.
9 out of 10 of the perpetrators are never brought to justice and never appear on sex offender registries.
They are protected by New York State laws.
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