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CA: New AB 218 law allowing childhood sexual assault victims more time to report draws widespread praise

CALIFORNIA:

[ocregister.com – 10/15/19]

AB 218 extends statute of limitations allowing victims to file lawsuits up until age 40.

 

Advocates, lawyers and victims across the state on Monday lauded a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom allowing victims of childhood sexual assault more time to file lawsuits.

Assembly Bill 218 affects those abused in many walks of life, from Olympics swimmers and schoolchildren to Boy Scouts and young Catholic churchgoers.

The bill, signed by the governor on Sunday and taking effect Jan. 1, gives victims of childhood sexual abuse either until age 40 or five years from discovery of the abuse to file civil lawsuits. The previous limit had been 26, or within three years from discovery of the abuse.

It also allows victims of all ages three years to bring claims that would have otherwise been barred due to existing statutes.

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Related links:

Text of CA Assembly Bill 218

Increase of childhood sex assault lawsuits in Ventura County expected because of new law [vcstar.com – 12/27/19]

A look at 15 states making it easier to sue over sex abuse [billingsgazette.com – 12/3/19]

Lawyers advertise AB 218 on Google ads

Illinois’ lifting of statute of limitations for sex-crimes goes in effect Jan. 1 [ksdk.com – updated 1/1/20]

NJ: Legislation (S477) extending the statute of limitations in civil actions for sexual abuse claims [patch.com – 12/26/19]

 

 

 

 

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As stated once before…there is a thing called FALSE MEMORY. It’s a condition where a situation is remembered that never happened. There is a Ted Talks YouTube video called “False Memory”

I love how each new law supposedly solves a problem and in actuality creates more problems by further complicating the legal system. Maybe everyone should focus on preventing assault and abuse in the first place so 5, 10, 20, 30+ years later people are not forced to solve a puzzle with missing pieces.

@ab

Unfortunately they did try to prevent assault and abuse by coming up with the Registry.

Well we know how that went…

After a certain amount of time, how is one supposed to establish facts with something other than hearsay?

Its 2020 and California tier law SB384 is almost here
Everyone living in California will have the chance to be herd by the court about there life and present there case to the judge and prove there no longer a threat to Society with that being said the DA can opposed the petition and then you will have a court hearing where the DA has to prove your a threat to society im wondering how this is all gonna play out in 2021 when a 100.000 people petition the court at the same time

The action that we all need to take NOW is if you can qualify go and get the Certificate of Rehabilitation while they are still being offered. That is proof confirmed by the DA and the COURT that you are no longer a threat to society.

Has this changed? Was this recommended or added to the Bill? ~Quoted from May 16 2017~

“The co-sponsors will recommend that registrants must wait until the month of their birthday to submit a petition for removal.”

Thanks!

So, does this mean all of us should expect to be hit with a civil lawsuit in the next 3 years, and if so, what is the best defense??

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