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A lawyer for one victim says the Diocese of Peoria turned a “blind eye” to that ongoing abuse.
“It was sexual assault, battery, that sort of thing,” attorney Jonathan Nessler told I-TEAM reporter Doug Wolfe at his Springfield office.
As a survivor who used a similar California law for justice, I know firsthand how terrifying the decision can be.
Finally, survivors will be able to use the civil courts to seek accountability, justice and healing. The public will finally learn the true scope and scale of the cover-up.
But before any of that can happen, victims need to come forward.
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Last week the 3rd District Appellate Court held a lawsuit filed against the diocese was improperly dismissed on the grounds the statute of limitations expired in the 1990’s.The victim, now 37, did not remember the abuse, repressing the memory of what happened until 2011, filing suit in 2012.