Child Victims Act supporters prepare Brooklyn Bridge march

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Supporters of child sex-abuse survivors are bringing their fight from Albany to City Hall.

Proponents of the Child Victims Act plan a June 5 march across the Brooklyn Bridge to lower Manhattan in a push to win passage of the contentious legislation.

The proposed law was first introduced a decade ago by Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Queens), but has yet to receive approval from the state Legislature.

Markey, along with state Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan), is expected to join the demonstrators when the march kicks off at noon. Advocates, survivors, family and friends will gather first at Cadman Plaza Park.

The bill would scrap the current statute of limitation requiring victims to file criminal charges or civil suits by age 23.

The legislative session runs through June 16, giving the politicians another three weeks to consider the proposal.

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