Child abuse bill to go before Mass. House
Statute of limitations would be eliminated
After years of resistance, state legislative leaders agreed Tuesday to let the full House of Representatives vote on an increasingly popular proposal to eliminate the state statute of limitations on prosecuting child sex abuse crimes. But state Representative Eugene O’Flaherty, chairman of the Joint Judiciary Committee, and essentially a gatekeeper in deciding which proposals merit a full House vote, remained skeptical of the proposal despite allowing the vote.