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Did this happen in Georgia?
How old is the victim now?
The answer appears to be Yes.
"(I) Part 2 of Article 3 of Chapter 12 of Title 16. 64 (2) Notwithstanding Code Section 9-3-33, any civil action for recovery of damages suffered as a result of childhood sexual abuse committed on or after July 1, 2015, shall be commenced on or before the date the plaintiff attains the age of 53. (d)(1) It is the express intent of the General Assembly that for a period of two years following July 1, 2015, plaintiffs of any age who were time barred from filing a civil action for injuries resulting from childhood sexual abuse due to the expiration of the statute of limitations in effect on June 30, 2015, shall be permitted to file such actions before July 1, 2017, thereby reviving those civil actions which had lapsed or technically expired under the law in effect on June 30, 2015."
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I am sorry I should not have assumed it was sexual.
The statute of limitations appears to be 2 years from discovery:
"Plaintiff's cause of action did not accrue and the statute of limitations did not run against him until he knew or through the exercise of reasonable diligence should have discovered not only the nature of his injury but the causal connection between his injury and the alleged negligence conduct of defendant. See King v. Seitzingers, Inc., 160 Ga.App. 287 S.E.2d 252 (Ga. Ct. App. 1981). "
Yes, that case indicates that the time to sue runs from discovery of the cause of the injury.
I thin you have a case, please follow up on this with a local attorney.
You need a personal injury attorney.
There are several situations in which the running of the statute of limitations is suspended, or "tolled", see
so you need to go over all the facts with a local attorney who can advise you.