WI: The Child Victims Act aims to support survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Source: weau.com 5/8/23

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Wisconsin legislators have proposed a new bill that would help survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

The Child Victims Act extends the amount of time that victims of child sexual abuse can file private lawsuits against their abusers. The new length of time for survivors would be up to 45 years old, the same amount of time that they’re able to file criminal charges.

Sexual assault advocate at Family Resource Center in Eau Claire, Amanda S., said sexual assault is considered one of the most underreported crimes.

State Senator Jesse James of Altoona, co-author of the Child Victims Act, said the bill is working to change that and give survivors of child sexual abuse a change to pursue legal action against their abusers well into adulthood.

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Okay, show of hands, who’s in favor of abolishing all statutes of limitation?? Anyone?? 🤷🏻‍♂️

(Hmmm, what if I was abused in a past life? 🤔)

Darn….I’m in Wisconsin, 52 and can’t use this. But when my abuse was reported in the 1980’s, I got told I was lying because teen girls don’t rape and molest 6 year old boys….. But we all know that is not true today.

Mitchell v. Roberts, 2020 UT 34, found Utahs attempt to revive these claims when the previous SOL had run as a violation of separation of powers and due process.

These type of laws are starting to happen around the country. It’s not surprising that Wisconsin now wants a bite at the apple. While reading this story, I stumpled across an even more important story on this newsite. A Wisconsin man was arrested and charged with possession of cp after being caught on a work resources public computer for viewing a modeling site with young children in skimpy underwear. This is how far these cp laws have gone. It doesn’t even have to involve sex anymore. Just a ‘sexually procative’ pose. So this man will likely serve at least 3 years in prison under Wisconsin’s mandatory minimum law unless he gets a good lawyer to have these bogus charges thrown out