Adult Victims Of Childhood Sex Abuse In New York Can Sue Alleged Abusers

Thanks to the passage of the Child Victims Act in New York, residents who claim they were sexually abused as children now have the ability to bring civil lawsuits against their alleged abusers. The new law, which began August 14, allows victims who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of priests, teachers, scout leaders, counselors, or even family members the chance to finally have their stories be heard in a courtroom setting.