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For decades, powerful institutions have used legal loopholes to evade accountability by blocking sexual abuse victims from filing lawsuits for justice. But Assembly Bill 218 (AB 218) is now the law. It changes everything for thousands of victims who were previously sexually abused or assaulted by teachers, coaches, counselors, janitors, childcare workers, clergy, or bus drivers to name a few.

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, a three-year “look back window” will open for previously time barred claims and it will extend the civil statute of limitations to age 40, allowing victims to file a civil lawsuit against schools, sports organizations, youth groups, childcare centers, or any other institution that violated their trust.

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There will be no more hiding behind arbitrary time limits, also known as statutes of limitations, for predators who commit sex abuse crimes in California. The Governor signed SB 813, which amends the penal code so that the following sex abuse crimes have no time limits to prosecute:

  • rape;
  • spousal rape;

A Commitment to Enact Child Molestation Laws Favorable to Victims

California Assemblyman Jim Beall is announcing proposed legislation that would strengthen California’s child molestation laws.

The legislation was introduced with input from child molestation victims’ rights attorney Robert Allard and victims of USA Swimming coaching molestation.

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