Auditor General Calls For Change To Abuse Law

Pennsylvania's Auditor General is among those calling for changes in the law to benefit adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Under current state law a victim of child sexual abuse has until the age of 30 to sue his or her abuser, but PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says that's not enough, and is calling on the legislature to change the law during the upcoming fall session. Advocates point to the recent grand jury report on abuse and coverup in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania as a reason why change is needed now. State House Speaker Mike Turzai says a bill before his chamber giving adult victims a 2 year window to sue is likely to pass.