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New York Priest Sex Abuse

Governor Cuomo Signs Child Victims Act

NY Victims Have New Rights

Governor Cuomo Signs Child Victims Act


This legislation:


  • Allows victims of sex abuse crimes to commence a civil lawsuit at any time before they reach 55 years of age
  • Increases the amount of time during which perpetrators of these crimes may be held criminally accountable
  • Provides victims whose claims have been time-barred a new opportunity for their day in court by opening a one-year window for them to commence their action;
  • Eliminates the need to file a notice of claim for sexual offenses committed against a minor;
  • Requires judicial training with respect to crimes involving the sexual abuse of minors;
  • Authorizes the Office of Court Administration to promulgate rules and regulations for the timely adjudication of revived actions.


If you were sexually abused as a child by a priest, deacon or any other member of the church, you are not alone.  We are here to help you.  Please contact Vanderhyde Law today for a free consultation.  Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 or fill out our confidential contact form and a member of our team will respond within 24 hours.   We understand how difficult it can be to take this step. Please be assured that we will be honest and caring in our discussion with you, and at all times respect your privacy.  Help is available nationwide.   There are no legal fees unless you receive money.  

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