Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York hampering sex abuse bill

Mar 19, 2017 | Feature | 0 comments

The church and other institutions are preventing state lawmakers from passing a bill that would relax one of the nation’s tightest laws of limitations on filing criminal charges against sexual abusers, The Associated Press reported Sunday.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is a key supporter of the Child Victims Act, a retroactive bill that has languished in the state’s Legislature for over a decade.

“These survivors deserve justice, plain and simple,” Cuomo said in a statement to The AP. “Giving victims the opportunity to advance their claims in court is the right thing to do, and I urge the Legislature to join me and pass this measure once and for all.”

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