New York Daily News
November 26, 2012 6:28 PM
‘Child Victims Act’ talk will be held before screening of Alex Gibney documentary on Catholic Church’s sex-abuse scandal
BY Michael O’Keeffe
An attorney who represents a man who says he was abused by Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky will urge New York state lawmakers to reform the statute of limitations on sex-abuse laws in an unusual setting this week: a movie theater
Marci Hamilton, a Cardozo School of law professor, will join Assemblywoman Margaret Markey at Manhattan’s Film Forum on Wednesday afternoon to push for passage of Markey’s “Child Victims Act.”
Hamilton and Markey will talk about the bill before a showing of director Alex Gibney’s critically acclaimed new documentary about the Catholic Church’s sex-abuse scandal, “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.”
Markey’s bill would extend the civil and criminal limitations for sexual abuse and give previous victims a window to bring civil suits against sexual offenders.
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