Maine AG: Removal of child sex abuse statute of limitations is constitutional

WGME-TV, CBS affiliate [Portland ME]

September 19, 2023

The Maine attorney general says the state law lifting the statute of limitations for children who were sexually abused is constitutional.

According to the Bangor Daily News, Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey argued the 2021 law is a “commonsense proposition.”

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, which is facing at least 21 lawsuits regarding child sexual abuse, argues the law is not constitutional and infringes upon rights.

A Maine superior court ruled in favor of the law in February and the church is appealing to the Supreme Court.