Nearly 1,100 Long Island lawsuits filed under NY Child Victims Act

Newsday

Nearly 1,100 civil suits alleging sexual abuse have been filed in Long Island courts under a law that allowed victims to sue for crimes committed decades earlier, according to state records.

The two-year lookback window to file a claim under New York State’s Child Victims Act ended Friday with 10,857 cases filed statewide, according to records, which were released Tuesday.

"In a way it's a wonderful number because it means so many people came forward," said Jennifer Freeman, senior counsel at the Manhattan-based Marsh Law Firm, which filed nearly 500 cases under the Act that are currently pending in state court. "But in a way it's so sad because so many people had to come forward. I feel very conflicted about these numbers."

Find more information online here.

Filed Under  Child Victims Act (CVA)  Childhood Sexual Abuse  News 

No Replies to "Nearly 1,100 Long Island lawsuits filed under NY Child Victims Act"


    Got something to say?

    Some html is OK