August 15, 2018
Albany, NY

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Reiterating Call to Pass the Child Victims Act

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"The revelations and sheer breadth of child sexual abuse by clergy members in Pennsylvania underscore the pervasiveness of this abhorrent crime and needs to be a call for action here in New York.

 

"Currently under state law, the majority of child sexual abuse offenses cannot be prosecuted after five years, allowing abusers to go free and commit further abuse. That must change.

 

"For years, I have called for the passage of the Child Victims Act to provide victims with a path to justice, and for years Senate Republicans have blocked it. It's far past time the Senate does the right thing, pass this bill and stand up for the victims of sexual abuse."

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