Elected officials, advocates, and survivors of child sexual abuse will gather August 31 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mount Kisco Hall, 104 Main Street, Mount Kisco. The rally, hosted by Ali Boak for State Senate, www.boak4ny.com, intends to highlight the need to protect New York’s children by extending the statute of limitations for those who are sexually abused.
● 1 in 5 children are sexually abused.
● New York’s current laws demand that a victim of child sexual abuse claim justice before their 23rd birthday.
● Research shows that it takes an average of 21 years for a victim to disclose their abuse.
● Most victims of child sexual abuse cannot seek justice because the statute of limitations kicks in.