Cortland, NY asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for New York

Q: I was molested as a child im 29 now is there anything i can do about the person who molested me after all theas years

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.

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A: See: http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/state-civil-statutes-of-limitations-in-child-sexua.aspx. Apart from statutes of limitations in such issues, evidence is particularly tricky after such a long time, particularly in sex abuse cases. Also see: http://www.waer.org/post/nys-group-pushing-vote-bill-allow-child-sex-assault-victims-sue-years-after-crimes - You might want to work with the group pushing for such statutory changes. Also, therapy can be helpful.

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