Fix Iowa’s “worst in the nation” child sex abuse laws

An expert on child abuse spoke at the Statehouse Jan. 27, describing why Iowa ranks among the worst states for protecting kids from child abuse.

Professor Marci Hamilton, CEO of CHILD USA, spoke at the Iowa Statehouse on January 27, 2020.  In her presentation, she described why Iowa ranks among the worst states in the nation when it comes to laws that protect children from child abuse.  

She described how Iowa’s comparatively very narrow statute of limitations for criminal and civil child sexual abuse protects the criminals rather than the victims.  The end result is that Iowa child sexual abusers and Iowa institutions that look the other way are LESS LIKELY to be exposed and stopped.

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