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The Justice of the Child Victims Act

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Before 2013 there was a statute of limitations in Minnesota for survivors of child sexual abuse.  For many  years, the offenders and the church were able to hide behind this protection. They could fight using the statute of limitations and knew that unless fraud was proven, they probably could get cases dismissed.  It  was  a time period when they didn’t have to worry about being supervised, when they didn’t have to worry about liability, and when they were able to bury old secrets. They must be penalized for this time period where they were allowed to be free of responsibility.

The Child Victims Act has changed things.  By extending the statute of limitations on the civil side, we are fixing problems that cannot be fixed criminally. Everybody has to agree that these individuals belong in prison, however timelines do not allow for them to now face those charges.  So the civil system  must be used to get the community the most protection.  The files must be turned over and all abuser names need to be disclosed.

Consequently, the civil lawsuit is the only remedy the client and society has to make sure that they are held responsible for the abhorrent things they did  and continue to do.

The names are now disclosed,  there are more lists that exist in Minnesota,  and there are many more names to find.

Abuse of children and the continued silence by the offenders needs to be prevented. If you suffered, saw, or suspected such events, it is important to know that there is help out there.

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  1. carolineredbrook says:
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    Crimes against children are so heinous that accused pedophiles like priests, Sylvain Kustyan, Jerry Sandusky, etc. and their enablers, must be apprehended before they have years to continue to destroy young lives. Sandusky is now safely behind bars. But unfortunately, Kustyan, who has been formally charged with two counts each of 1st Degree Sodomy and Sexual Abuse of a ten-year-old little boy, fled to avoid imminent arrest. Kustyan, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Hermin/ Mazingarbe, France, as an English teacher, has led numerous groups of schoolchildren on trips to the US, the UK and Ireland.. Pedophiles condemn their victims to a lifetime of emotional and psychological trauma and often permanent physical ailments as well. Since the average pedophile has 300 different victims in their lifetime and since the recidivism rate among pedophiles is virtually 100% and since there is no effective treatment and no known cure they must be stopped ASAP!

  2. Mike Bryant says:
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    Absolutely, thank you for reading and the comment.