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#84941 - 08/29/02 08:22 AM Means Found to Prosecute Decades-Old Abuse Cases
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Registered: 07/20/01
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Loc: Cub Hill, MD
Prosecutors in several states are finding an important loophole in the statutes of limitations that stops them from charging priests with sexual abuse that occurred decades ago.

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/29/national/29PRIE.html?todaysheadlines

For once the courts are working for the victims.

Babs


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#84942 - 08/31/02 01:26 PM Re: Means Found to Prosecute Decades-Old Abuse Cases
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Thanks Babs, important article
bob

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#84943 - 09/02/02 03:18 PM Re: Means Found to Prosecute Decades-Old Abuse Cases
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Registered: 09/01/02
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Babs,

Thanks so much for this article. I have forwarded it on to my attorney. My Church (Presbyterian) is taking the stand that I needed to "report" the crime at the time it happened. SHIT .... The perp told me that it was "therapy" and I believed him. It wasn't until 10 years after he raped me that I realized that it was RAPE.

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