Statutes of Limitations for Reporting Child Abuse

Attorney Kristi Schubert by Kristi S. Schubert

Joelle Casteix, a member of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), wears a photo of herself at the age of 16 when she says she was abused and impregnated by a priest, at a press conference outside of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for victims of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, February 1, 2013. REUTERS/David McNew

The Atlantic, “The Biggest Deterrent to Reporting Child Sexual Abuse”

LLF attorney Kristi Schubert:

52 years old is the median age that survivors of child sexual abuse first disclose the abuse to anyone. So why does Louisiana law require abuse survivors to bring their claim by the time they are 28 years old, or forever lose the right? This article discusses the effect of such statutes of limitations.

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