Sex crime statute of limitations debate returns to New York
ALBANY, N.Y. – (AP) — New York lawmakers will again face a proposal this year to lift the statute of limitations on sex abuse crimes.
Supporters of the bill gathered at the state Capitol on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to pass the bill, which has faced repeated obstacles in the Legislature.
The proposal would give victims more time to file civil lawsuits or seek criminal charges against their abusers.
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