Mark Scolforo | The Associated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matt is joining state lawmakers and others in support of bills that would expand the statute of limitations in child sexual abuse lawsuits.
Advocates spoke outside the Pennsylvania Capitol on Wednesday in favor of proposals to raise the age limit on filing such lawsuits from 30 to 50, eliminate the statute of limitations altogether or provide a window during which people can pursue claims, despite existing time limits.
Matt Sandusky settled a claim with Penn State over allegations that Jerry Sandusky abused him as a child. Matt Sandusky now runs a foundation to educate people about child sexual abuse.
Rep. Mark Rozzi, a Berks County Democrat who led the rally, says he wants floor votes on bills that he says are bottled up in committee.
An age limit of 30 is simply wrong. Most of us are in our thirties before we could begin to admit to ourselves what happened to us. I pray success for Sandusky in this endeavour.