IL – IL passes new child sex law; SNAP responds

Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests

Posted by Barbara Blaine on June 27, 2012

We’re grateful almost any time lawmakers take steps to better protect kids. But this law won’t make much difference.

Mandatory reporter laws – no matter how many occupations are covered – are rarely used. And the penalties for breaking them are usually paltry.

It’s far more effective to eliminate or extend the criminal or civil statues of limitations on child sex crimes. The best approach to expose, remove, prosecute, convict and imprison child molesters is to let their victims take them to court, instead of being left out in the cold due to arbitrary, archaic, predator-friendly deadlines.

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