Sex abuse survivors demand passage of Child Victims Act

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YORKTOWN -

Survivors of sexual abuse and victim advocates rallied in Westchester Wednesday in support of the Child Victims Act.

Dozens of people gathered outside of state Sen. Terrence Murphy's office in Yorktown, calling on him to support the Child Victims Act.

The current law does not allow victims of child sexual abuse to sue predators after they turn 23. If the new bill passes, victims will be able to report crimes until they are 28 years old.

The state Assembly passed the Child Victims Act this year, but some are concerned that there is not enough support in the Senate to get it through.

In a statement, Sen. Murphy said in part, "To the victims of sexual abuse: We support you. The prior bill had its issues and we are going to fight to lengthen the statute of limitations to protect all New Yorkers."

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