Suburban Catholics Fight to Erase Statute of Limitations on Abuse

Group lobbies for rights of older victims to sue

Justice4PAKids—a grassroots group in Malvern—is attempting to have the statute of limitations on child sex-abuse changed so that older victims can sue those alleged to be at fault for their abuse. It’s hard to mention the issue without referencing the scandal surrounding the Archdiocese of Philadelphia which saw charges brought against many higher-ups alleged to have participated in a cover up that may have allowed the abuse to continue over longer periods of time. But, Justice4PAKids is a group of suburban Catholics less concerned with the church—and any wrongdoing it may have caused—and is more focused on changing the limitations set forth in regards to all victims of child sexual-abuse. [Inquirer]