Statute of Limitation Reform Takes a Ride on the Legislative Merry-Go-Round

Victims of child sex abuse are getting caught up in Harrisburg's partisan battle.

By Tara Murtha
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 3 | Posted Jun. 27, 2012

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Marsico wants to “educate” his constituents, too. The headline of the newsletter sent out after the session trumpeted: “Marsico Passes Child Protection Legislation through House Judiciary Committee.”

The Breakdown is written by staff writer Tara Murtha, who regularly reports on urban violence, gender issues, animal welfare and any other social-justice issues we can think of.

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1. lu said... on Jun 27, 2012 at 09:37PM

“My question is would Marsico and Caltagirone have pulled this crafty maneuver of HB 2488 if the 'names' were different ? If William J. Lynn had worked for 'Berks/Dauphin Brotherhood of Pagans' instead of The Archdiocese of Philadelphia would their 'defanging' have been the same?

This writer was molested in Thomas Caltagirone's home county of Berks several years before he began working as a social worker in Reading. Both Ron Marsico and Thomas Caltagirone can praise God that my Christian Minister Molester was of a different religious faith then their own. When confronting my molester in late teens I was threatened with excommunication and decades later with slander for telling my story publicly.

Perhaps being in Harrisburg over 40 years as Caltagirone has takes a toll on one's social conscience - turning it more Callous.

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2. Anonymous said... on Jul 24, 2012 at 06:56PM

“Let me get this straight. I'm a 42 year old man who was sexually assaulted when I was 10 and the man who did it cannot be criminally charged because of SOL? How can that be? SOL for criminal statutes was raised to age 50, right?”

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3. Thomas E Ranieri said... on Jan 18, 2013 at 10:59PM

“As a victim and the brother of a former victim, my brother was the biggest hearted human being GOD created.Our faith never waivered for a second cause we knew our LORD would not let us or our families down.ENOUGH ALREADY OPEN THE CIVIL WINDOW NOW MR. THOMAS E RANIERI”

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