CHILD SEX ABUSE: New law exempts statute of limitations – KMSP-TV

CHILD SEX ABUSE: New law exempts statute of limitations – KMSP-TV.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) –

Minnesota may be on the verge of a big game change when it comes to lawsuits brought forward by those who were sexually abused as children thanks to a recent exemption to the statute of limitations.

“Give this kid and his family a trial,” urged attorney Jeff Anderson.

From his ornate office in St. Paul, Anderson has been taking on the nation’s most-respected institutions over allegations of sexual abuse of children. On Tuesday, he was focused on the Boy Scouts of America.

Anderson is currently trying to convince a judge that the Boy Scouts should be held civilly liable for Peter Stibal, who is serving 14 years in prison for molesting boys. Anderson discovered the organization even kept a file on Stibal and 1,400 other scout leaders — the so-called “perversion files.”

“They clearly had red flags that Stibal was an offender before he abused this child,” Anderson said.

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