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CO: Sex abuse bill SB 73 easily clears House committee following lengthy negotiations

[coloradopolitics.com – 3/23/21]

A bill to give future survivors of childhood sexual abuse and other types of misconduct unlimited time to take their perpetrators to court passed out of the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 10-1 on Tuesday night, but only after a prolonged off-microphone conference to narrow the scope of the measure.

As written, Senate Bill 73, which passed the Senate unanimously earlier this month, would take child sex abuse and a range of other sexual offenses against both adults and children and remove the civil statute of limitations for all. Under current law, a child who is sexually abused generally has six years after they turn 18 to sue their abuser and two years to sue a third party, such as an employer, a church or a youth organization.

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Well, civil is bad but criminal is much worse. Let’s hope the day that criminal statues for this kind of thing are removed entirely never comes. Remember in California they 40 years to file criminal charges.

Will that include new lawsuits on Squints from the movie “Sandlot” or Seth from “Super bad”?

The real culprit is the system itself for 1) putting sex ed in schools and 2) putting “mature content” on tvs, in movies and music, and in print. Bluring the lines. Then when a kid gets some bright idea connecting the two he’ll get shamed by the “responsible adults”. And so will the “irresponsible parents” of this now “at risk” kid. But there’s nothing wrong with the kid, and they know it. They merely watched as their tripwire plans led to the creation of a new “sex offender pervert”. They MAKE harmless people into sex offenders. They MAKE harmless incidents into sex offenses. That’s the only way to keep the cases piling up.

If you committed a crime against a child i agree that there should be no statute of limitations on those type of crimes.
I was so young when i took my plea deal that i never even heard of the word sex offender before i heard of words like rapists and child molesters but sex offenders was new to me shortly after that everyone started using the word pedophiles when referring to people on Megan’s law .

Good luck

@aero

The problem is with the current climate of victim “incentives” disguised as “bravery” or “equal justice” you’re basically creating an easy state-sponsored pathway to ghost lynching. They’re basically supplanting a name on paper and a mug shot for easy media fodder. The facts and details will be emotionally charged, what they really want is an “alleged sex offense” case where children are involved and nobody can object to being prosecuted, that’s all. So all that schoolyard play or side work babysitting can now be turned against a person and the accuser need not even be someone you knew or even have recent contact or memory of.

As for the accused…(crickets). And no crickets ever became good lawyers…

Here are two alternate sources on this topic (because the source website above requires a paid subscription after about 5 seconds of trying to read it):

After infighting, Colorado lawmakers revive effort to give child sex assault survivors unlimited time to sue abusers (https://coloradosun.com/2021/02/25/colorado-child-sexual-assault-civil-statute-limitations-2021/)

Sex abuse bill easily clears House committee following lengthy negotiations (https://gazette.com/colorado_politics/sex-abuse-bill-easily-clears-house-committee-following-lengthy-negotiations/article_5aaa0cb4-a884-5f55-8327-d388ba01fd86.html)

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