Lawmaker calls for repeal of New York statute of limitations for sex abuse against children, AP–Child-Sex-Abuse/

BUFFALO, New York — A New York state senator says the state should repeal the statute of limitations for sexual abuse against minors.

Sen. Marc Panepinto says New York has one of the shortest windows in the country for pursuing complaints through the courts and he’s proposing legislation to change that.

He’s set to appear at a news conference in Buffalo Friday with a man and woman who recently sent a letter to Pope Francis asking for an investigation into the way the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo handled their complaints of sex abuse against church employees.

The two say they were victimized as children but can’t sue because of New York’s requirement that accusers come forward by age 23.