GA Alert for SOL reform

Georgia lawmaker urging reform on child sexual abuse laws

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) – A Georgia Representative is urging fellow legislators to increase justice for abuse victims. Representative Jason Spencer of Woodbine is holding a press conference on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Georgia State Capitol.

ReP. Spencer is looking for support to enact a statute of limitations reform for child sex abuse victims in next year’s legislative session. In addition, he’s expected to lay out a plan to increase justice for all of Georgia victims of child sexual abuse.

This comes after the District Attorney’s Office released a report about sex abuse by a karate instructor who is still teaching children. The report finds there’s significant grounds for prosecution, however the victims may not file criminal charge or file a civil case because of Georgia’s statute of limitations for child sex abuse.