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Child abuse bill to go before Mass. House

Statute of limitations would be eliminated

After years of resistance and public criticism, state legislative leaders agreed Tuesday to let the full House of Representatives vote on an increasingly popular proposal to eliminate the statute of limitations on prosecuting child sexual abuse crimes.

The measure as proposed would essentially eliminate the deadlines that victims have in filing complaints of child sex abuse, a limit that had been set to protect alleged predators from false claims based on foggy memories.

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