Push to loosen the statute of limitations on Pa. child sex abuse cases

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Guests: Mark Rozzi and George Foster

Recent clergy abuse scandals, along with high profile sexual abuse cases, including allegations against Bill Cosby, have drawn attention to the time restrictions the law places on those who want to bring charges against their alleged abusers. To help survivors, some lawmakers in Harrisburg are pushing to loosen the statute of limitations on child sex abuse cases. We’ll be joined by one of them, Representative MARK ROZZI, a Democrat from Berks County, who says as a boy he was sexually abused by a priest, and we’ll talk with GEORGE FOSTER, a businessman who’s credited with helping to expose abuse in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese.

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