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  • LEGAL UPDATE ON STATUTE OF LIMITATION FOR SEXUAL ABUSE

    SB 316

    Recently the Georgia Legislature amended the law to extend the statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse.  A short summary is included below. For more information, contact the firm.

    Statue of Limitations Extended for Report of Sexual Abuse

    Individuals who were victimized by a sexual crime as a child are given until their 28th birthday to report a crime. In the case of childhood rape, the individual is given until their 33rd birthday.

    The bill passed 53 – 0

    “Coming out of the Penn State situation, we want to make sure the people of Georgia who are victimized by these horrible crimes are given enough time to come forward to report a crime”. State Senator Don Balfour.

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