SIGN to support NO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS for survivors of child sexual abuse!
  • Petitioning President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama
Vice-President of the United States
Vice-President Joe Bidden
Tennessee
Sen. Lamar Alexander

SIGN to support NO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS for survivors of child sexual abuse!

    1. Ginger G
    2. Petition by

      Ginger G

      Knoxville, TN

Charges for child sexual abuse require evidence of a crime before any action can be taken against an abuser.  Removing the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse would permit victim's to seek justice no matter how long it may take to prove the crime.

The law in my home state, Tennessee, currently limits action against an abuser to one year on turning age 18.  One year is not enough time for a victim to decide what action, if any, they want to take.  A victim of child abuse lives with trauma from abuse for the rest of their life.  A victim needs medical attention, sometimes long term, as well as other forms of aid or support.  Holding a perpetrator responsible for their actions for the same time period for the damage they cause is just.  Other state's statutes vary and imposing 'no statutue of limitations' for survivors in all of our United States is the ultimate goal.  Please sign this petition in support of NO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS for litigation for child abuse survivors.  Give victims a chance to become survivors.

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    • mersadies refior WACO, TX
      • 4 days ago

      assaulted as a young girl myself and never seeing the man in jail because there was no evidence I fully support this petition.

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    • Christine Hammon LAWRENCE, KS
      • 5 days ago

      I am an adult survivor of sibling incest/rape. My mother told me not to tell and my rapist will never face consequences for his actions, because of the stigma and familial dysfunction of incest. While I am healthy, strong, and improving daily, I also carry with me the knowledge that my brother got off with nothing. If I were able to address my sexual abuse in a legal context, then I would find closure that can only come from legal justice.

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    • Dawn van alphen EVANSTON, IL
      • 5 days ago

      it's the right thing to do for kids everywhere!!

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    • John Tatum MANSFIELD, UNITED STATES
      • 5 days ago

      I was repeatedly raped at age 10-11 by a minister, and was raped again at age 14 while a patient in a hospital where they put an adult patient in his 30's in the same room with me while I was being treated for a bladder infection (he was admitted sometime after midnight).

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    • Maree Robertson BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • 5 days ago

      It can take years for a survivor to become strong enough to seek justice

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