Kansas Legislators Legislation that would make it easier to pursue criminal charges or prosecute child sexual abuse cases years after the abuse was given final approval Monday.
The House approved the measure 120-0. The Senate approved it 40-0 last week, so it will go to Gov. Laura Kelly.
In recent years, abuse survivors and advocates have pushed for changes in clergy reports across the US.
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The law removes limits on how long prosecutors can file charges against suspects. Human trafficking and Internet trade in child pornography.
For such crimes, with the exception of rape and aggravated homosexuality, prosecutors currently can file criminal charges until the victim turns 28 or up to a year later. DNA evidence Establishes a suspect, which is later.
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The deadline to file a claim for monetary damages is when the abuser turns 31 or three years old when the survivor of the child sexual abuse offense is convicted. Currently, a lawsuit must be filed when the survivor is 21 or three years old and “knowingly or reasonably should have known” that the child abuse injury or illness was caused.