Child Victims Act would eliminate time limit to sue child abusers, Minnesota Public Radio, February 14, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Childhood victims of sexual abuse would no longer face a time limit to sue their abusers under a proposed bill announced at the Capitol Wednesday.
Jim Keenan, 45, of Savage sued the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 2007 claiming he was abused by a parish priest when he was an altar boy from 1980 to 1982.
"I found out that my abuser first abused his first victim in 1961. I wasn't born yet. I wouldn't be born for six more years. And I would live an additional 13 years before he got to me," Keenan said. "And 30-plus victims, if not more, were in his wake, all because nobody said anything. I think I should have the right to say something at any time I want to."