Legislators pledge action amid church sex abuse scandal

Pennsylvania lawmakers want to push legislation that would abolish the statute of limitations on child sex abuse after a grand jury accused the Catholic Church of a sweeping sex abuse cover-up.
0:29 | 08/16/18

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Return now to the latest on that stunning report by Pennsylvania grand jury which found a massive sex abuse coverup by the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. Of the 301 priests accused of sexual abusing more than a thousand victims. Only two are set to face criminal charges now because the statute of limitations has expired in almost every case. But this morning some local lawmakers there say they want to move forward with legislation which would abolish the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse. It would also open a limited window for victims to sue.

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