Sex abuse law varies from state to state, but in New Jersey, the statue of limitations is just two years. One editorialist points out the problem with numbers like those:
” In New Jersey, sex abuse victims have just two years to sue after linking abuse to other problems, such as depression, addiction or divorce. That's not enough.
Sen. Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex) has proposed a bill to extend that to 30 years. How do we know it would make a difference? Because the church has fought so hard to kill it, with powerful lobbyists and competing legislation.
When the new legislative session begins in January, Vitale's bill should be a priority.”