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New York Child Victims Act

The New York Child Victims Act makes a necessary change to long standing precedent in statutes of limitations in child sexual assault cases. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has made this Act one of his top initiatives for 2018-19, and after the Legislature voted to approve the legislation on Monday Jan 28th,2019, it now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

The Child Victims Act will extend the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse crimes to the age of 28 in criminal cases and the age of 50 in civil cases, with a one year-window to bring civil claims for victims below that age limit.

For more information on the act and if you feel that a claim can be revived, contact us today.

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Father Neil Doherty Named in Another Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed by Jeff Herman

Woman: Moving on now to the Archdiocese of Miami, which is facing yet another lawsuit over allegations of sexual abuse by a priest who has been accused of this before. The latest lawsuit was filed on behalf of 43-year-old Dennis Montero. He says he was 15 when he was sexually abused by Father Neil Doherty, who is currently in Broward Jail awaiting trial on sexual battery charges. Montero says Doherty not only abused him but gave him money to recruit other boys.

Dennis: He could routinely give me money. He gave me $80, $50, $100. Bought me beer, bought me marijuana. He would offer me money if I could bring him other kids so that he can have sex with them.

Woman: The archdiocese has released a statement which reads in part, “As always, the Catholic Church’s concerns are for the victims and a prevailing sense of justice and healing.”

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