Lawmakers and institutions (need) to take further steps to prevent sexual abuse and hold accountable perpetrators and the institutions that harbor them.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) November 22, 2011
Soloff & Zervanos attorney, Jeffrey Fritz, is working in conjunction with Harrisburg, PA attorney Ben Andreozzi on behalf of victims of alleged sexual assault by Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football defensive coach.
Following the allegations of child sexual abuse by Mr. Sandusky, Mr. Fritz offered his support to the alleged victims at Penn State earlier this week. Jeffrey Fritz, who is also president of the National Crime Victim Bar Association and who represents victims of child sexual abuse, joined with Tammy Lerner of the Foundation to Abolish Child Sexual Abuse, other victims' organizations, and community members in holding a candlelight vigil in support of the alleged victims.
Mr. Fritz addressed the community and the media as a representative of the National Center for Victims of Crime, which partners with more than 15,000 organizations and for more than 25 years has worked to provide crime victims with the rights, protections, and services they need to rebuild their lives. Mr. Fritz called upon lawmakers and institutions to "take further steps to prevent sexual abuse and hold accountable perpetrators and the institutions that harbor them. One such step is the passage of stalled legislation pending in Pennsylvania to eliminate statutes of limitation for victims of child sexual abuse, which create a two-year window to permit survivors of sexual abuse to file civil law suits, regardless of when their abuse occurred.
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