#N12BX: Child Victims Act

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Victims of child sex abuse in New York received some long-awaited news this week.
 
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Child Victims Act. It will extend the statute of limitations for when victims can press charges against or sue their abusers.
 
Now, they have until they turn 55 years old. If a victim is already over 21 or 23 years old, they have a one-year window to report it.
 
Cuomo says this legislation will ensure those who abuse children are held accountable.
 
"Today says justice is done, today says nobody is above the law," says Cuomo.
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