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No Statute of Limitations for sexual abusers of children

Feb 15, 2006 |

Those who abuse children will no longer be able to use the mists of time to escape justice, if bill winning approval yesterday becomes law.

Rep. Gwyn Green's, D-Golden, bill to lift the statute of limitations for the sexual abuse of children successfully passed the House Judiciary Committee today and was favorably recommended to the Committee of the Whole. In addition, an amendment was unanimously agreed to that would equally apply the provisions of the bill to both public and private entities.

After the vote, Rep. Green released the following statement:

I do not believe that any institution, public or private, should be above the law when it comes to protecting our kids. We have now further clarified my legislation to ensure that any organization will be held accountable for conspiring to protect a sexual predator.

We voted today to help heal victims of past sexual abuse and to protect our children and grandchildren from sexual predators. As a mother and a grandmother, I will always choose to go after those who abuse our children and ruin their lives.

I will remain focused on that goal, despite repeated attempts to divert attention, change the conversation, and undermine our efforts. Our children and our children?s children deserve no less.

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