Jeff Herman: A Leader In The New York Battle To Pass The Child Victims Act

Posted on March 31, 2018 By

Actor Corey Feldman has joined with Sarah Powers-Barnhard, of Team USA volleyball, to join a movement meant to pressure Republicans in the New York Senate to pass a bill known as the Child Victim’s Act.
A coalition addressing themselves as the “New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators,” is picking up steam as it seeks to have the Act passed in the present legislative session. It is Feldman’s hopes to use his profile to bring more attention to the legislature while shining a light on any individuals that make efforts to keep the bill from making its way to the Senate floor.

Feldman and experienced lawyer, Jeff Herman, expressed that he feels blessed to take part in the effort and asks that everyone remember that when a child is abused he or she can never get back what was taken from them.

The bill, which is being sponsored by Manhattan Democrat Brady Hoylman and seeks to eliminate all statutes of limitations, both civil and criminal, in regards to any sexual abuse case involving a child in the state of New York. The bill would also immediately open a one year window for the allowance of civil lawsuits to be heard for offenses that took place as long ago as 50 years.

The current laws for the state of New York allow civil lawsuits to be heard up to five years from the commission of sexual abuse crimes. In regards to civil cases, the same five-year window is applicable but does not begin until the potential plaintiff in the case turns 18. So in effect, the statute of limitations for criminal prosecution of a child sex abuse victim in New York State is up when the alleged victim reaches the ages of 23.

About Jeff Herman

Jeff Herman is skilled and competent trial lawyer that advocates on behalf of victims of sexual exploitation of all kinds. Jeff has represented the interested of more than 1000 victims of sexual abuse in civil court proceedings and has proven through his body of work that he is as passionate about the welfare of his clients as he is knowledgeable about the legal intricacies of their cases.

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