Child Victim's act

Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 28, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Monday's vote by the assembly and state senate on the Child Victim's Act is expected to pass without significant opposition. The act, which will extend the statute of limitations for criminal cases from 23 to 28 and ability for a victim to bring forward a civil suit until the...
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Protester with sign outside Diocese of Buffalo. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
January 28, 2019 - 12:06 am
NEW YORK (WBEN) - State legislators will vote on the Child Victim's Act today, in what could be a hallmark piece of legislation for victims of sex abuse. A vote on the Child Victims Act is expected in the State Legislature this upcoming Monday. https://t.co/YVMCfusT49 — WBEN NewsRadio 930AM (@...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
January 15, 2019 - 8:04 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Many local and state officials are optimistic that 2019 will finally be the year to pass the Child Victim's Act . Erie County District Attorney John Flynn joined Bauerle & Bellavia Tuesday to talk on a variety of topics, but they touched on the Child Victim's...
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January 11, 2019 - 1:02 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo's office announced that the Child Victim's Act will be included in the 2019 Executive Budget. The Child Victim's Act extends the statute of limitations for criminal and civil litigation for minors that are sexually abused by adults. The legislation would allow...
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Michael Whalen protesting outside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. September 12, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
January 02, 2019 - 1:38 am
BUFFALO N.Y. (WBEN) - New York now has a completely Democratic-controlled government as the state senate turned into a blue majority after November's elections. One of the pieces of legislation that could come from this development according to advocates and state lawmakers is the Child Victim's...
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Senator Patrick Gallivan unveils new version of Child Victim's Act on Thursday in Buffalo. November 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 08, 2018 - 11:53 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Child Victim's Act is one of the top priorities for democrats in the New York State Legislature. The act, which for years passed with ease through the New York State Assembly was but consistently shut down in the state senate, would extend the criminal statute of...
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Bishop Richard Malone (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Mike Baggerman
March 22, 2018 - 4:57 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As more victims of clergy sexual abuse come forward, advocates and the victims continue their push for the New York State Legislature to pass the Child Victim's Act. The bill would extend the legal time frames that currently restrict the ability for victims to bring criminal...
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