PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Some Democratic state lawmakers want what they call a “window to justice” for children.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Boy Killed When Gun Handled By Another Child Discharges
They’re pushing to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse.
The group met at the City County Building in Pittsburgh on Tuesday for a rally.READ MORE: Pennsylvania's Temperature Will Be Nearly 6 Degrees Higher By 2050, Climate Report Says
Their proposal would also provide a two-year window that would allow victims with older claims to sue.
“They believe they can control, the can intimidate, they can scare, they can stop from coming forward. You can’t hide from justice because you preyed on the young. We need the two-year window,” said state Rep. Dan Miller, of Mount Lebanon.
Pennsylvania law currently requires victims to sue before they turn 30.MORE NEWS: Teacher At Marclay Elementary School Puts In Extra Work To Assure Her Students Succeed
It also doesn’t allow criminal prosecutions after the victim turns 50.