Sexual Abuse

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Survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their allies celebrated the one-year anniversary of passage of the Child Victims Act in New York, but they say they want the law updated to allow some adult victims more time to file lawsuits.

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Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini announced this week the indictment of a county corrections officer who is charged with child sexual abuse.

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport has added 10 more names to its list of priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse.

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The Roman Catholic diocese of Norwich, Connecticut, has settled for $900,000 with a former altar boy over claims he was molested by a priest.

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Connecticut lawmakers have reintroduced legislation that would extend – or no longer limit – how long victims of sexual abuse have to sue or pursue criminal action against their abusers. This comes after Catholic dioceses in the state released the names of more than 100 priests who were credibly accused of sexual abuse.

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