PA is changing statute of limitation rules for child sexual abuse

11.27.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Among the changes come complete elimination of the age at which a victim can bring criminal charges.

Last year, a grand jury report exposed a history of abuse and cover ups in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. 301 Predator priests were uncovered, but only two were convicted.

Governor Wolf, on Tuesday, signed three bills into law. One abolishes the state's criminal statute of limitations on child abuse. It also gives victims until age 55 to file a lawsuit.

Other bills signed increase penalties for failing to report abuse.