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I was molested many years ago by a family member, I never told

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I was molested many years ago by a family member, I never told anyone but my brother a few years ago, I'm not sure but he could of been molested as well, it was by a cousin, get this he has been a chief of police in 2 different cities in 2 different states, recently retired...there is not a day goes by I don't remember this, this has caused me to lose relationships, alcolhol abuse, to feel bad about myself, I wish I had told way back then but was ashamed to tell. I'm still going thru hell while he is living his good old life, it there anything I can still do to this person?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.
what state did the abuse occur in?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
In California, Wasco,Ca.
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.
Hello,


Thank you for your question.

California Civil Procedure Code Section 340.1 provides that an action for recovery of damages suffered as a result of childhood sexual abuse must be commenced prior to the plaintiff's 26th birthday.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
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Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.
I will ask another expert to review.
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