Hawaii--Survivors Now Have More Time to Sue for Clergy Sex Abuse

JUL 12, 2018, Hawaii Public Radio

A new law in Hawaiʻi now gives survivors of child sexual abuse more time to file claims against their abuser. Reforms to the state’s statute of limitations have been key in exposing the extent of child sexual abuse at various institutions, most notably the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

Nearly 60 priests associated with Hawaiʻi’s Roman Catholic Church have been accused of child sexual abuse. That’s according to a recent report by attorneys of abuse victims.



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Friday, July 6th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Welcome Remarks, Ashley Easter, Gustavo Arellano Miranda, International Panel (Marek Lisinski, Steven Spaner, Pamela Spees, Juan Carlos Cruz Video) 

Saturday, July 7th, 8:40am - 10:15am

Victor Vieth 

Saturday, July 7th, 1:15 – 2:15

Tom Doyle, Mitchell Garabedian

Saturday, July 7th, 3:30 -4:30 (NEW LINK)

Torah Bontrager, Bishops Accountability

Saturday, July 7th, 7:30 

Chrissie Foster Opening Remarks (The ABC documentary Undeniable will be available to watch on our website, look out for our email!)

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Jodi Hobbs, Rachel Grant, Guila Benchimol, Barbara Blaine Founders award, Looking Ahead

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Stop Child Sexual Abuse

If you see child sexual abuse, or have a reasonable suspicion of sexual abuse or your child has been sexually abused, call 911 or your local police immediately. 

If you suspect abuse, call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or visit the Child Help Hotline. Trained crisis operators staff the lines 24/7 to answer your questions. If necessary, they will show you how to report in your local area.

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