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Maryland Bill Proposes Removal of Statute of Limitations on Child Sexual Abuse Claims

Proposed legislation is finally making headway through Annapolis, as survivors of child sexual abuse bravely make their stories known and call for action.  The bill, known as  Child Victims Act of 2023 (House Bill 1), would eliminate the statue of limitations—or the amount of time someone has to file a claim—on child sex abuse cases. Over the [...]

2023-01-25T11:11:27-06:00By |Categories: Child Sexual Abuse|0 Comments

Maryland Senator Supports Child Sexual Abuse Bill Extending SOL for Survivors

On the heels of an emotional Dec. 7  press conference held in support of Catholic Church child sexual abuse survivors, news broke that Maryland Senator Will Smith would support a new bill giving survivors the chance to sue their perpetrators. The bill, previously known as the “Hidden Predator Act,” seeks to extend the statute of limitations [...]

2022-12-22T09:01:51-06:00By |Categories: Child Sexual Abuse|Comments Off on Maryland Senator Supports Child Sexual Abuse Bill Extending SOL for Survivors

Baltimore Archdiocese Sexual Abuse Survivors Speak Out at Press Conference

Following a December 7, 2022 press conference, attorneys for sexual abuse survivors continue to advocate for the release of a government report detailing their allegations. The survivors, now adults, painfully retold their stories of abuse at the hands of Baltimore Archdiocese clergy members over a 4-year long investigation, which was collated into a report by the [...]

2022-12-09T15:14:16-06:00By |Categories: Child Sexual Abuse|Comments Off on Baltimore Archdiocese Sexual Abuse Survivors Speak Out at Press Conference

Baltimore Archdiocese Sexual Abuse Survivors Demand Release of Report

Survivors of child sexual abuse in the Baltimore Archdiocese have demanded that a lengthy report about their decades-long allegations be released. The Maryland Attorney General had conducted a 4-year massive grand jury investigation into the alleged abuse of nearly 600 children by 158 clergy members, resulting in a 456-page report. The report details the history of [...]

2022-12-07T14:40:38-06:00By |Categories: Child Sexual Abuse|Comments Off on Baltimore Archdiocese Sexual Abuse Survivors Demand Release of Report

$243 Million Settlement Reached for 200 UCLA Sexual Assault Survivors

After more than 200 sexual assault survivors came forward with similar allegations, the University of California system reached a $243.6 million settlement. Plaintiffs claimed they were sexually abused by former UCLA gynecologist Dr. James Heaps. Heaps worked at the university in the student health center for several decades before he was arrested in June 2019. He [...]

2022-02-14T08:55:57-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Assault Lawsuit|Comments Off on $243 Million Settlement Reached for 200 UCLA Sexual Assault Survivors