The bill as proposed by Representative Daren Jernigan, extends the statue of limitations for civil actions against the accused child rapist or person who committed sexual crimes against a child.The Statue [sic] of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Victims in Civil Court Could Extend - Murfreesboro News and Radio
In civil litigation, the victim of a child sexual attack can file suit against the suspect for illnesses or injuries related to the abuse, even though the abuse occurred when the victim was a child and did not come forward with the allegations until adulthood. The bill will extend the statute of limitations by three years from the date of discovery.
Currently, victims of child sexual abuse only have one year to file a civil claim after the discovery of the reported crime. One in ten children are victims of sexual abuse by the time they turn 18 in Tennessee, according to the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
Friday, March 4, 2016
The Statue [sic] of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Victims in Civil Court Could Extend - Murfreesboro News and Radio
As far as I can tell this legislation has passed as of 3/2/2016. I will update as information becomes available.