On Wednesday, lawmakers debated a proposal that would strengthen protections for the victims. The Hidden Predator Act would extend the statute of limitations. That means victims would be able to file charges at a much older age.
Survivors say that could bring victims and their abusers out of the shadows.
“It allows victims to go into the courthouse and file suit, which makes things public,” said Justin Conway, an abuse survivor.
“You’re not by yourself. There are so many more who have gone through the same thing,” said Marilyn Motz, another survivor.
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