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More advocacy for sex abuse victims, Marshall Independent, February 15, 2013

MARSHALL - A little less than a year after Jacob's Law went into effect requiring both parents to be notified in cases where a child is the victim of physical abuse or sexual assault, legislation that would make it easier for Minnesotans who were sexually abused as children to bring civil lawsuits against their abuser or the institution that facilitated the abuse has been introduced at the state Capitol. The Minnesota Child Victims Act would remove the current statute of limitations that requires victims to file lawsuit within six years of their 18th birthday. If the bill is passed into law, victims could file a lawsuit at any time no matter how long ago the abuse occurred.