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Governor open to lifting limits on child sex abuse lawsuits

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MADISON, Wis. (AP):

Governor Scott Walker is suggesting he's open to lifting the statute of limitations on civil child sex abuse lawsuits.

Women's March of Wisconsin has asked all candidates for elected office to support a version of the Child Victims Act, a legislative template that lifts states' statute of limitations on civil child sexual abuse lawsuits. The governor told reporters during a question-and-answer period at the executive mansion yesterday that he hadn't seen the specifics of the call.

But he wants to support victims and perpetrators accountable "no matter how far back you go".