Catholic church leaders fight efforts to open old child sexual assault cases / North Country Public Radiio

There is a growing effort around the country to make it easier to prosecute or bring civil lawsuits against people who sexually abuse children. Many states have already extended or eliminated the statute of limitations for reporting sex crimes against kids.

“But the push to punish pedophiles has met fierce opposition from Roman Catholic organizations, who say they could be unfairly targeted and their institutions could be bankrupted.

“These proposed laws don’t just target pedophile priests …”

By Brian Mann, North Country Public Radio — Click here to read or listen to the rest of this story.

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