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Tennessee

SOL vs. perp: +1 year from majority = Age 19
SOL vs. employer: +1 year from majority = Age 19

Majority Tolling: √       Age 18
Discovery Tolling: √    Narrow

Age of Consent: 18

No later than 25 years after the victim’s 18th birthday for most sexual offenses against minors.

No later than 15 years after the victim’s 18th birthday for violations on or after 7/1/2013 for trafficking a person for a commercial sex act or solicitation of a minor to observe sexual conduct.

No later than 10 years after the victim’s 18th birthday for violations on or after 7/1/2013 for patronizing prostitution or promoting prostitution

Passed in 2016:

House Bill 2593 H.B. 2593 (extends civil SOL to discovery + 3 years)
Effective date(s) 04/07/2016
Senate Bill 2484 S.B. 2484 (extends civil SOL to discovery + 3 years)
Effective date(s) 04/07/2016


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The Statue of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Victims in Civil Court Could Extend, WGNS Radio

TN Action Alert - TN voters, contact your elected state reps and ask them to support HB 2593 / SB2484

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