Bill to Be Signed by Moore Eliminating Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Bill to Be Signed by Moore Eliminating Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits | The Banks Firm

Legislation in Maryland that eliminates the statute of limitations for child sex abuse lawsuits is now on the governor’s desk.

State lawmakers on Wednesday passed the Child Victims Act of 2023, which Gov. Wes Moore said he intends to sign into law. The legislation fulfills one of the recommendations set forth in the Maryland attorney general’s report into child sex abuse at the Archdiocese of Baltimore, which was publicly released Wednesday, fueling the urgency to sign the bill.

‘My heart goes out to these victims who are finally being seen and they are finally being heard and finally being believed,’ Moore said. ‘The pain that these victims are feeling does not have an expiration date.'”

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Report details ‘staggering’ church sex abuse in Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP) — More than 150 Catholic priests and others associated with the Archdiocese of Baltimore sexually abused over 600 children and often escaped accountability, according to a long-awaited state report released Wednesday that revealed the scope of abuse spanning 80 years and accused church leaders of decades of coverups.

The report paints a damning picture of the archdiocese, which is the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the country and spans much of Maryland. Some parishes, schools and congregations had more than one abuser at the same time — including St. Mark Parish in Catonsville, which had 11 abusers living and working there between 1964 and 2004. One deacon admitted to molesting over 100 children. Another priest was allowed to feign hepatitis treatment and make other excuses to avoid facing abuse allegations.”

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