S.D. child sex abuse law limitations questioned

Native American protesters are calling on South Dakota lawmakers to repeal a new law the protesters say prevents them from seeking justice.

The protests claim they were victims of sexual abuse at five Indian boarding schools in South Dakota and they revealed the details of what they say priests and nuns did to them. While more than 60 years have passed, they say they still deserve the chance to be heard.

The law closes the window for sexual abuse claims to three years after the event or the discovery of childhood abuse. It also prevents anyone over 40 from suing any person or entity not directly involved.

Members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests say victims were not allowed to testify when South Dakota legislators considered the bill.

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