Olympic speedskater Bridie Farrell joins push to pass N.Y. child abuse law

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Olympic speedskater Bridie Farrell joins push to pass N.Y. child abuse law
BY Glenn Blain NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU
Monday, April 25, 2016

ALBANY — The effort to pass legislation that would allow sexually abused children to bring lawsuits as adults will get a personal assist next week from Olympic speedskater Bridie Farrell.

Farrell, who has accused Olympian speedskater Andy Gabel of molesting her when she was just 15, will take part in a press conference and roundtable discussion in Albany on May 3 to build support for the Child Victims Act….

Markey’s bill would eliminate the civil and criminal statutes of limitations in New York for child sex abuse. And it would create a one-year window for victims who have been time-barred in the past to file criminal charges or civil claims….
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/olympic-speedskater-joins-push-pass-n-y-child-abuse-law-article-1.2614138

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