SIGN to support NO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS for survivors of child sexual abuse!
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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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    • shelly stovall DRUMMONDS, TN
      • 22 days ago

      I was molested from the age of 5 for at least a year . The police were called and because he was family(cousin) in 1985 there was nothing they would do then. Called it a family issue ...my memories recently resurfaced and there is nothing I can do while I watch this monster on his facebook page with other little girls and their parents have no clue what might be going on. He is a coach at a childrens gym and bc theres a statue of limitations my voice is silenced while other children suffer in silence

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    • Kimberly Garland CAIRO, GA
      • about 1 month ago

      I am a survivor of child molestation starting from age 6. I am also a victim of statutory rape at age 12. Although it was consensual, as an adult I realize I had no idea what I was getting myself into at 12 years old. It is now too late for either of my abusers to pay for their crimes. The statute of limitations needs to be eliminated.

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    • Daryl Miechel HERVEY BAY, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Waiting for Justice for 55 years

      Vicarious Liability Laws are worse you must remove them First

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    • Linda Holifield KNOXVILLE, TN
      • about 1 month ago

      Know victims.

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    • Allyson Simpson KNOXVILLE, TN
      • about 1 month ago

      Know friends that have been personally affected

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