Colorado Legislature May Lend Hand to Sex Abuse Victims

The Colorado legislature is considering three bills that would expand restrictive statute of limitation laws and provide an opportunity for priest abuse victims to seek justice in the courts. Of course, Colorado’s Catholic bishops have already spoken out in opposition to these measures. According to one of the legislators, “the whole premise behind (these bills) would allow people to bring up charges even on an old incident,” said Sen. Paula Sandoval, D-Denver, who co-sponsored a house bill with Rep. Rosemary Marshall, D-Denver. The bills in question would remove the statute of limitations for victims who seek to bring criminal as well as civil claims against the perpetrators.