Connecticut Latest State to Introduce Sex Abuse Legislation

Lawmakers from the state of Connecticut have introduced legislation that would eliminate statute of limitations on civil cases involving childhood sexual abuse. The legislation comes in the wake of a Connecticut doctor accused of abusing hundreds of victims over a period of several decades. Dr. George Reardon, a deceased endocrinologist, has been accused of the sexual abuse and exploitation of hundreds of victims over decades. State Senator Mary Ann Handley is supporting the bill because she recognizes many abuse victims don’t initially recognize that fact that they have been harmed.
“Children don’t always recognize that what’s happening to them is abuse,” Handley said. “At times, it takes a very long time to acknowledge that.”
Current Connecticut law requires a victim file a lawsuit by the time they turn 48 years old.