Is Time Limit for Filing Child Sex Abuse Suit Extended Where Victim's Memory of Abuse Was Repressed?
Or Did 2006 Bill Extending Deadline to Age 30 Set Unconditional Limit
Amy Pratte v. Rodney Stewart, Case no. 2009-0953
2nd District Court of Appeals (Greene County)
ISSUE: Did 2006 legislation establishing a 12-year statute of limitations (time limit) after reaching the age of majority for an alleged victim of child sexual abuse to file a civil suit against the abuser establish an unconditional deadline, or is the running of the statute tolled (suspended) until the date a victim recovers repressed memories of childhood abuse.