Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Monday, 2 May 2016

Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Abuse in New York Must Go

Child Sex Abuse Laws


Editor, New York Times,
Re “In Court for Cover-Up, Hastert Admits Sex Abuse” (front page, April 28):

If not for a criminal investigation into the illegal bank transactions of J. Dennis Hastert, the former Republican speaker of the House, the survivors he abused as young boys may have never seen him behind bars. Tragically, many abusers simply run out the clock in states where the statutes of limitation for child sexual abuse expire shortly after survivors reach adulthood.

In New York, for example, victims of most forms of childhood sex abuse must file criminal or civil litigation by their 23rd birthday or their standing expires. With a startling 1 in 10 American children being sexually abused before 18 and tremendous pressure on child victims to remain silent, we must ensure much greater access to justice in our courts.

This is why Safe Horizon, which helped 5,337 child abuse survivors last year alone, supports legislation before the New York Legislature that would greatly expand the ability of adult survivors to seek civil and criminal damages and create a one-year window to retroactively file civil damages against their offenders.

Mr. Hastert’s case is a wake-up call. Legislatures should pass these long-overdue statute-of-limitation bills now.

MICHAEL POLENBERG

Vice President, Government Affairs

Safe Horizon

New York

Please , if you are in New York, let your state Representative know you support this bill.