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New Tennessee Bill would Extend Statute of Limitations for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

A bill introduced by State Rep. Jake McCalmon, R-Franklin, would extend the statute of limitations for minor victims of child sexual abuse by 15 years.

House Bill 1906 would allow a minor victim of trafficking for a commercial sex act to sue up to 30 years after the victim turns 18 for injuries or illnesses that occurred as a result of the sexual abuse.

The bill will be discussed in the Tennessee House on Feb. 20.