October 31, 2019
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A bill passed the State House and Senate Thursday would extend the statute of limitations for child sex crime victims. Victims would now have until the age of 28 to file a civil lawsuit, up from the current cap of 21. The bill also expands the duty of adults to report suspected abuse to law enforcement, and gives women the right to revoke consent.
The bill, which is awaiting the governor’s signature, could significantly impact a lawsuit filed against New Hanover County Schools by expanding the