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PA Advocates for CSA victims push for longer Justice window

Child Sexual Abuse
Pennsylvania State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, sponser of the Bill

Advocates for child sexual abuse victims push for longer window to seek justice.

Pennsylvania lawmakers spent a lot of time and effort in the last legislative session working to prevent future cases like the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at Penn State.

In many ways, the state is still adjusting to those changes.

But advocates rallied at the Capitol Monday for one more change they say is needed to deliver justice to those who’ve already been abused: extending the time frames that former victims have to seek civil damages against their abusers.

Current state law bars a victim of childhood sexual abuse from bringing a civil case against a perpetrator after the victim turns 30.

It’s not long enough, advocates say, for many childhood victims to come to terms with what happened to them. As a result, it has the effect of sheltering too many perpetrators from accountability for their actions.

“It’s high time that we accept that delayed reporting (of sexual abuse by victims) is the norm,” said Kristen Houser, vice president of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.

“We have recently seen glaring examples of this in the Boy Scouts, in religious institutions, in schools and most recently with the allegations against Bill Cosby. It’s time for us to stop asking why… and finally change our laws so they are based in reality.”

Bills offered by Rep. Mark Rozzi,, D-Berks County, and Sen. Rob Teplitz, D-Dauphin County, would raise the statute of limitations on civil action to age 50 for cases arising from incidents of childhood sexual abuse.

They would also remove immunity from the state, local government or private employers in the event of a finding of gross negligence by supervisors in a case of child sexual abuse by one of their employees or agents.

The age 50 benchmark would place potential civil cases on the same deadline as criminal cases.

That’s especially, important, some supporters said, since victims don’t get to make the final call as to whether criminal cases are pursued.

“We all have to be able to work through this on our own time,” noted Matt Sandusky, who went public in 2012 with allegations that he’d been abused for years by the man who would eventually become his adoptive father, Jerry Sandusky.

The statute of limitations would ordinarily have barred him from seeking damages, because Matt was 33 years old at the time.

He benefitted from the contrition of Penn State, which has bent over backwards to try to treat Jerry Sandusky’s victims fairly, and received a monetary settlement in late 2013.

Others, Matt Sandusky noted, aren’t as fortunate as he was.
“If the statute of limitations laws stay as they are… some people are no longer allowed to seek justice, just because they’ve reached that arbitrary number,” he said.

Matt Sandusky was scheduled to appear in person at Monday’s rally, but missed it due to a minor illness. He later spoke by telephone with PennLive.com.

State Rep. Louis Williams Bishop, D-Philadelphia, touted an alternative measure on the same subject Monday. Bishop’s bill would eliminate all statute of limitations restrictions, civil or criminal, on childhood sexual abuse.

Taking that step, said Bishop, will send a strong message to perpetrators that in Pennsylvania, “You can run but you can’t hide… You will have to face your day in court.”

The statute of limitations changes have been opposed in the past by the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference – the public advocacy arm of the Roman Catholic Church – and liability insurers.

Both groups would presumably be placed at greater economic risk if the changes were passed, but they also contend that the justice issue applies to them, too.

Catholic Conference spokesman Amy Hill noted that as evidence gets lost, memories fade and witnesses move away or die, it becomes “impossible for any organization that cares for children to defend themselves in court years later.”

Hill also pointed to the 2012 report by a special legislative task force on child protection issues that found Pennsylvania is already “one of the most generous states in terms of the length” of the tail for childhood sexual abuse.

None of the statute of limitations bills were considered in the 2013-14 legislative session – even as nearly two dozen other child protections bill were enacted – but Rossi, Teplitz and Bishop said they don’t intend to let the issue rest.

“Pedophiles don’t retire and our law should not protect their heinous acts,” Rossi said.

Georgia, your Crony Lawmakers are Wanting To Keep Children As Sex Objects

Child Sex Abuse
Georgia Families for Justice

WordPress, Google, and Facebook, who pays these people’s salaries????  THATS RIGHT!!!!  WE DO.

So let me ask ALL you good people to help us show them how we want them to vote by everyone with a Facebook page please go to this page and LIKE it.

https://www.facebook.com/GFJustice

A Good Friend, Alan Fountain, who is a member of Our Circle, has worked tirelessly to get this Bill passed, because it is NO SECRET, Our Children have been left intentionally unprotected since the first days of man on this earth.  Pennsylvania has already made the big first step in changing their laws, with West Virginia apparently right behind, followed by Iowa, Utah, and Wyoming headed in the right direction apparently.

We CAN NOT allow this fiasco in Maryland, New Mexico, and especially Georgia to continue. so without further word, HERE IS ALAN FOUNTAIN:

Google+ Supporter Tam jk asked how can anyone help Me Advance with Legislative Voice for Victims?  GA sets a Precedence for our Fight in Future States so Your Help Gets Paid Forward to Other States Advances

What I need most at present is support from those who will help us increase the ” LIKE COUNT ON MAIN FACEBOOK PAGE” www.facebook.com/GFJustice on our Facebook account as it shows politicians that we have a following that by free speech our Coalition will report facts and history of the process as to how politicians respond to requests for transparency as we advocate on the Legislative needs of the disenfranchised voices of minors and Now Adult Victims seeking Justice closure.

Victims who are disconnected from the political process as they are still struggling to cope with stigma to come out publicly. I GIVE THEM A VOICE AND ALLOW THEM TO DELAY THEIR PUBLIC EXPOSURE FOR A TIME THAT IS RIGHT FOR THEM. I hate being competitive but we are the only GA group tracking and documenting the process that is not accepting any funds and can keep the process unbiased.

We are still leading Social Media by a close margin but donations to the other groups reporting on this process has an AGENDA to first benefit a few Select Group of Persons versus all victims equally and showed discrimination to me so I know they are not going to bat for all victims and they are backed by big money which can muddy the message in favor of Politician benefits not benefits to all citizens.

PLEASE HAVE AS MANY PEOPLE POSSIBLE GO TO “GA FAMILIES FOR JUSTICE PAGE” AND “LIKE MAIN PAGE” Politicians are looking at this count to decide who gets a respected voice at the table. We are the only Voice in GA not tainted by $$$ donations from Special Agendas and encouraged to reflect others agendas excluding truth and transparency for Mass Citizen Equality. PLEASE HELP DRIVE OUR Facebook “LIKE” CAMPAIGN A.S.A.P – Thank you Alan “The Voice of All Victims and Families”

Child Sexual Abuse or HB771

 Cronyism in Georgia or Collusion

The law in Georgia currently allows for civil action 5 years past a victims 18th birthday. This amendment would allow action against up to 10 years or 28 years old, giving the victim more time to speak out. Relatives are the most common abusers which makes it more difficult for the victims to tell anyone. By exposing the abusers it could ultimately help stop the cycle of abuse.

I fail to see why this revision is even being discussed, I would have thought something like this would have passed by a landslide victory 50 or more years ago.  Whitewash this all you want, and it still comes out stinking!!!!  THIS IS AMERICA’S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, it is apparent to me that having sex with Children is a widely accepted practice among many in Our Country, and it appears like this is the norm the world over. 

Georgia Law Allows a Serial Predator Athletic Coach’s crimes to go unrecognized and his legacy to be protected due to City Government abdicating Civic and Moral Principles to allow an unelected City Liability Insurance Carriers influence to block prevention dialogue. Thomaston Times Civitas media editor Larry Sanford refused to report that a police report had been filed in January 2014 aiding in a cover up conspiracy to censor the community of serial predator allegations. https://en.gravatar.com/gf4justice .

I want to commend Sarah Serluco for a job well done on this sad, sick, story. http://sites.gsu.edu/sserluco1/problem-definition/ .  For everyone who seemed to always be singled out and picked on for no apparent reason, now you know the reason for at least a part of it, to keep prying eyes off of the TRULY SICK LOW-LIFES.

I want to add a thought or more:  I was more than surprised when, after unable to continue this post last night, it was still on my screen and ready to be finished, when I was able to continue a short time ago.  A very unnerving thought occurred to me, it is quiet possible the reason for much of the mud-slinging during political races is finally known….