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Child victims act

The Adult Survivors Act creates a one-year period for sexual assault survivors to file lawsuits regardless of the statute of limitations.
Now an influential spiritual leader, Marc Gafni was a college freshman at Yeshiva when he met 13-year-old Sara Kabanov.
With the possibility of prosecuting Jeffrey Epstein taken off the table following his death, some of the convicted sex offender's alleged victims are turning their attention to Epstein's rumored enabler: Ghislaine Maxwell.
'The message to abusers is loud and clear. There is no place for you to hide in the state of New York any longer,' said State Senator Alessandra Biaggi.
For some victims, the look back window is a chance to speak publicly about the abuse that caused them shame and distress for decades.
"I felt almost obligated because of the money he was giving me ...I didn't know if he would get angry or if I didn't listen what the repercussions would have been."
A prominent attorney who has brought forward numerous child sex abuse cases against the Catholic Church on Thursday called on the Archdiocese of New York to release the names of accused priests.
The state legislature has passed a bill extending the amount of time that childhood victims of sexual abuse can seek justice as adults.
On Wednesday, the senate ended its legislative session by refusing to vote on the Child Victims Act, despite Governor Cuomo's repeated promise to survivors that this was the year the legislation would finally pass.
The bill has less than a week to pass the Senate in the current session.
With only a few days left in the legislative session, advocates are furious with Cuomo's silence on a bill extending the statute of limitations for abuse victims seeking justice.
The NY Post is hearing from some state lawmakers that Brooklyn
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