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Child Victims ActArticle from News 10 ABC

ALBANY, N.Y.  — At the Capitol Wednesday, victims of sexual abuse and lawmakers gathered to support a law to protect children from predators.

Supporters of the omnibus Child Victims Act gathered outside the Senate, rallying in support of the bill that would among other things, eliminate the statute of limitations on sex crimes.

Spearheading the effort is Gary Greenberg, who says he was victimized by serial child molester Louis VanWie in 1966, but due to the statute, Greenberg was never able to seek justice in the courts.

“This is why we need the Child Victims Act,” Greenberg said. “This is a poster case why this state is so far behind other states.

The bill proposes eliminating the statute of limitations on sex crimes in New York State and also allows for a one year lookback on past cases. This allows victims one year to file a civil case against their alleged abuser no matter how long ago the abuse happened.

If you or someone you care about was sexually abused and you would like advice from an attorney about the rights and options for victims of child sexual abuse, please contact Crew Janci LLP today for a free, confidential consultation at 1-888-407-0224 or by using our private online form.  We will treat you with discretion and respect.

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Andria Seo

Andria Seo is an Associate Attorney at Crew Janci LLP. Andria is a graduate of the New York University School of Law. During law school, she worked with the National Center for Youth Law, the Legal Aid Society, and the NYCLU. Prior to joining the team at Crew Janci LLP, Andria advocated for vulnerable children and their families as a staff attorney at Partnership for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit based in New York City. Andria also previously worked assisting in the representation of victims of a terrorist attack in civil suits. Andria moved to Portland in 2016 and joined Crew Janci LLP in 2017. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and New York