Child sexual abuse victims in Florida received historic good news on May 11, 2010, when Governor Charlie Crist signed into law Florida House Bill 525 which eliminated the statute of limitations on both criminal and civil claims relating to children under the age of 16.

The new law goes into effect and applies to any claim that would not have been barred by the existing statute of limitations as of July 1, 2010.

The main opponent lobbying against the new law was the Catholic Church.

This significant change in the course of Florida law allows abused kids to hold their abusers accountable for all of the damages that they haved caused.  Since the psychology of child sexual abuse many times leaves victims unable to comprehend or even remember the abuse for many years after it occurs, the new law will help eliminate the injustice inherently associated with child sexual abuse.

The new law will help us in our fight to make children across Florida safe from sexual predators.  Call us at 407-644-4444 with any questions.

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My daughter is now is 21 yrs old. And in 2014 or 2015 she was abt 14 or 15 years old she said her father was sexually touching her and tried to have sex with her but she literally kicked him in his balls and fought him off . It took her years to come to me and tell me what happened. I 100% believe my daughter that my ex-husband did this to her. Also my 2 children that were with him were taken out of his custody and put in florida foster care. My ex told state workers that I myself had died years before . But that is an even longer story the question I want to ask on my daughters behalf is even through it's been 6 or 7 years can her father still be charged for this horrific crime that he did against our daughter? Thank you in advance for any comments and concern with this horrible matter.
by Katharine Moseley July 24, 2021 at 05:38 PM
What if the crime occurred 33 years ago and the male victim is just now ready to share his story? Would there be any legal remedies for the victim?
by Kevin September 21, 2020 at 07:18 PM
Will this legislation impact victims like the White House Boys from Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys who allegedly were savagely beaten, sodomized, or even murdered?
by Anthony February 20, 2020 at 03:35 AM
by Chelsea McAuley February 13, 2020 at 03:03 AM
by Michele Dawn Parke January 28, 2020 at 03:54 PM
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