Reforming Pa. statute of limitations

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Kelly Williams carries a sign voicing support for legislation that would change the statute of limitations for child sex crimes, during a march in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. At right is her husband Brent. A proposal to give victims of child sexual abuse a two-year window to sue over allegations that would otherwise be too old to pursue was overwhelmingly approved by the state House on Monday, as supporters cheered from the gallery. (Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Kelly Williams carries a sign voicing support for legislation that would change the statute of limitations for child sex crimes, during a march in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. At right is her husband Brent. A proposal to give victims of child sexual abuse a two-year window to sue over allegations that would otherwise be too old to pursue was overwhelmingly approved by the state House on Monday, as supporters cheered from the gallery. (Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Guest: Katie Meyers

We’re going to begin with a bill making it’s way through the Pennsylvania legislature that would expand the statute of limitations in sexual assault cases. It comes on the heels of the massive Catholic Church abuse report by the Attorney General released earlier this year, and would allow victims to file retroactive claims against their abusers. WITF’s State Capitol Bureau Chief, KATIE MEYER, joins us with the latest.

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