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Statute of Limitations for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

March 15th, 2017 Posted by Abuse 0 comments on “Statute of Limitations for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse”

Children are amongst the most vulnerable members of our society. They need support, care and supervision. Sadly, too many children are taken advantage of by those responsible for their care. Even more troubling is the severity of this breach of trust. Studies show that children who have been sexually abused repress these memories.  It is a common coping mechanism that allows them to survive their tortured environment. Often times it is not until years later that these individuals come to realize that they were victims of childhood sexual abuse. Those afflicted have been repressing these memories and suffering harm their whole lives. How are they to know whether they are covered under Washington’s statute of limitations of childhood sexual abuse? (more…)

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