Sexual Assault Statute of Limitations

Watch this video to learn about sexual assault statute of limitations in NY and how to ensure your rights are protected and your claim is filed on time.

Question:

What is the statute of limitations for a child sexual abuse case in New York?

Answer:

Survivors ask how long they have to bring their child’s claim in New York State if they’re abused by a priest or a teacher.Sexual Assault Statute of Limitations The law, as it is going to go forward, is anybody who is abused after this law takes affect is going to have until they’re age 55 to bring a civil lawsuit, and until age 28 to file criminal charges. The act also applies and opens up a one-year window to bring claims now that may be quite old and may have been barred by the previous statute of limitations.


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