05312017CM0245 mVictims of certain child sex crimes may soon have more time to bring their perpetrators to justice under a bill sponsored by State Senator John G. Mulroe. Senate Bill 1824 allows victims of child sex crimes who are under the age of 18 at the time of the offense to prosecute their case within 25 years of turning 18.

“It can take a long time for an individual to process what happened in cases of child sex crimes, and victims deserve ample time to decide if they want to press charges,” Mulroe said. “Abusers should be held accountable for their actions when a victim feels ready.”

This legislation extends to victims of involuntary servitude, involuntary sexual servitude of a minor and trafficking in persons.

The bill passed both chambers and will be sent to the governor for his approval.

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