Advocates urge passage of Child Victims Act

Senatorial Candidate Amber Small Pledges to Support the Child Victims Act if elected

60th District State Senate Candidate Amber Small is hoping Tuesday night’s rally in Niagara Square will be among the first steps to passing legislation aimed at holding perpetrators of child sex abuse accountable for their crimes.

Small was joined at the rally by representatives from Protect NY Kids, as well as victims and survivors of childhood sex abuse. She said the aim of the event was to begin a discussion about passing the Child Victims Act, which failed to be approved in the State Senate in previous years.

“Right now we have a very arcane statute of limitations on crimes against children in New York State,” said Small. “That means that roughly 90 percent of people who sexually abuse children never actually see a single day behind bars and are never held accountable for their crimes.”

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