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Pa. House poised to vote on allowing older victims of child sexual abuse to sue

September 24, 2018

Shown is the Pennsylvania Capitol building in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, July 10, 2017. Matt Rourke / AP

By Staff

HARRISBURG — As sexual abuse survivors and other activists flocked to the Capitol Monday, the state House of Representatives prepared to begin voting on measures to help victims recently recommended by the grand jury that investigated Catholic clergy abuse.

Both outside the Capitol and within it, activists rallied and marched as they called on legislators to temporarily lift the state’s civil statute of limitations that bars accusers older than 30 from suing over abuse that occurred when they were children.

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