Ruling on Child Sex Abuse Revives Stalled Cases Last year, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse cases should be based on when the victim realized he or she was hurt, rather than a set time after the incident. Now dozens of long-stalled priest sexual abuse cases are moving ahead in the state.
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Ruling on Child Sex Abuse Revives Stalled Cases

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Ruling on Child Sex Abuse Revives Stalled Cases

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Ruling on Child Sex Abuse Revives Stalled Cases

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Last year, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse cases should start ticking when the victim realizes he or she was hurt, rather than a set time after the incident. As a result, dozens of long-stalled priest sexual abuse cases are moving ahead in the state.

Other state courts and legislatures have also moved back deadlines and statutes of limitations for filing sexual abuse suits.

Frank Morris of member station KCUR reports.