New York State lawmakers passed a bill to extend the “look back” window in the Child Victims Act by a full year following COVID-19 court restrictions.
The economic effects of COVID-19 are impacting Catholic dioceses facing sexual abuse claims. The pandemic may lead to more bankruptcies and affect proceedings.
Patrick T. Hoare, a Charlotte priest was placed on leave due to a sexual abuse claim. He has not been criminally charged, but investigations are underway.
A survivor of child sex abuse won the first settlement under the California Child Victims Act. The plaintiff won $1.9 million from the L.A. Archdiocese.
A report released by the Legion of Christ highlights an extensive chain of sex abuse in the Catholic sect. The report names the sect’s founder as an abuser.
NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo extended the legal “look back” window in the Child Victims Act by 5 months due to court restrictions caused by COVID-19.