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Criminal Sexual Conduct statute of limitations bills leave committee

Michigan Supreme Court Bench
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Michigan Supreme Court Bench

Legislation to end the statute of limitations for some cases of criminal sexual conduct passed out of a Michigan House committee today [TUES].

The bills are part of a years-long effort to tighten Michigan’s sexual assault laws after abuse by former athletics doctors Larry Nassar and Robert Anderson came to light.

The package would give survivors decades more time to sue over an assault… and end governmental immunity for schools in some cases. Democratic Representative Julie Brixie says the legislation is a “positive step.”

“In terms of protecting children, allowing people to seek justice that is their right and that they’re due and really shining a bright light on serial pedophiles and serial sexual predators.”

During committee… some concerns arose over how the bills would be applied retroactively.

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