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I agree the statute of limitations should be eliminated, in both criminal and civil sex abuse cases. Too often children are terrified to come forward, for a variety of reasons. Often, too, the abusers continue to harm other children. There are benefits to society in allowing victims to come forward when they are ready. However, it would be very important in these cases to ensure the rules of evidence still apply, and that the standards of proof remain the same. Due process should remain the same, no matter how much time has passed. If the rules of evidence apply, it should protect against memories that are less than perfect.
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