Research by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 1 in 5 children will be sexually abused. An epidemic greater than childhood cancer and an epidemic that dramatically increases the risk of the seven leading causes of death in America.
New York’s Statute of Limitations ensures that most offenders will get away with it, again and again. One out of five of New York’s children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday.
The Child Victims Act (S 809) eliminates the state’s Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse in criminal court and civil court, and gives adult victims a year in which they can sue their abusers and the institutions that facilitated their abuse.
Ana Wagner is a leader in New York’s movement to protect children from sexual abuse.
Despite the challenges of motherhood, marriage, cultural oppression, and the memories of her haunting experiences, Ana Wagner advocates for the right of children to grow up free from abuse and maltreatment.
It Takes 21 Years for Children to Disclose Their Abuse
Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse Among Male Survivors” by Scott D. Easton, December of 2013 Clinical Social Work Journal