Bill To Extend Statute Of Limitations An Sexual Abuse Cases

(Richmond)- A bill is being pushed through the Virginia General Assembly that would extend the statute of limitations and allow survivors of child sex abuse to seek justice after becoming an adult.  Currently in the state, child victims have until age 19 to pursue legal action against sex crimes.  The new bill, Senate Bill 724, will extend the statute of limitations to 23-years old.  A sister bill presented by the House would extend the statue to 25-years old.  Officials believe this would give the victims enough time to work through trauma before facing their abuser in court.