Victims Of Child Sexual Abuse – Statute of Limitations for Reporting/Prosecuting in Connecticut

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CHILD VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE:
There is no limitation for reporting child abuse if the victim is still a child. (under age 18), regardless of how many years have elapsed between the incidence and the report. Report all known or suspected incidents of child abuse to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families Child Abuse and Neglect Careline (800-842-2288).

For additional information, see the Connecticut Research Report 2019-R-0191 – “Changes in State Laws on Civil Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault Victims: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2019/rpt/pdf/2019-R-0191.pdf

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service name: Child Abuse Hotlines

ADULT VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE:
For information on the statute of limitations on cases of child sexual abuse, and whether a case can be prosecuted, call the Sexual Assault Hotline 1-888-999-5545 (1-888-568-8332 en español), or contact the Office of the State’s Attorney at the State of Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice.
For additional legislative information on “Child Sexual Abuse Prosecutions and Statute of Limitations”, see Connecticut OLR Research Report- 2013-R-0162,  Connecticut OLR Research Report-2012-R-0136, or OLR Research Report -2019-R-0191

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service name: Sexual Assault Hotlines
Search by service name: State’s Attorney

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SOURCE: Connecticut Office of the State’s Attorney; Connecticut Department of Children and Families
PREPARED BY: 211/kq
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2020