Limitations statute for child sex abuse extended Dec. 1 - Ocean City Sentinel: Local News

Limitations statute for child sex abuse extended Dec. 1

By JACK FICHTER Sentinel staff | Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:37 am

TRENTON — A new state law that went into effect Dec. 1 expands the statute of limitations, allowing victims of sexual abuse up to the age of 55 to take action or adults within seven years from the date they were aware of the abuse to sue their accusers, organizations and municipalities.

The new law also gives victims who previously could not file claims, due to the statute of limitations, a two-year period to file claims. As part of the legislation, the New Jersey Tort Claims Act now makes public entities liable for suits.

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