Push to End Statute of Limitations on Child Sex Crimes

By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will discuss legislation she is supporting to remove the statute of limitations for child sex abuse crimes. An abuse victim is expected to be by her side when she speaks at 10:30 AM.

It comes in response to the Dennis Hastert case.

The former U.S. House Speaker was charged with violating banking laws but it later came out that the money was being used to silence a victim of sexual abuse. It was abuse that occurred decades ago, when Hastert was a wrestling coach at Yorkville High School and he couldn’t be charged with it because the statute of limitations had run out.

Scott Cross says Hastert abused him and he’s now working with Madigan to get legislation passed.

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