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California increases statute of limitations for sex abuse cases

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Posted at 8:44 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 11:44:13-04

California is joining several other states and expanding its statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse. This means victims now have until age 40 to come forward with allegations.

The previous age limit was 26.

California is the third state this year to take this step following New York and New Jersey. The two raised their statutes of limitations to 55, resulting in hundreds of lawsuits filed against hospitals, schools, churches, and the late Jeffrey Epstein.