An important step towards justice was made today on behalf of hundreds of women and men who were systemically abused as children at the hands of the State of Maryland acting through the Department of Juvenile Services and its predecessors.
Today, a consortium of four law firms including the Rhine Law Firm filed six lawsuits against the State of Maryland on behalf of over 50 survivors under the new Maryland Child Victims Act of 2023 which, as of yesterday (October 1, 2023) eliminated the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse cases. This new law allows adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to file claims that, under previous laws, would have been time-barred. Maryland now joins a trend of states reforming their laws so that survivors may seek justice for sexual abuse that occurred when they were under 18, regardless of the age they are now.
Get the Help You Need
If you or someone you know has been a victim of child sexual assault by the State of Maryland’s juvenile detention centers, help is available. Victims who were previously barred from taking action because of the statute of limitations can finally seek the justice they deserve. Contact our lawyers today for a free consultation. We know we can’t change the past, but we can help you change your future by getting you the compensation you deserve.
For additional information, please visit www.marylandabuseattorneys.com
National Press Coverage:
- People Magazine – ‘No One Is Ever Going to Believe You’: New Complaints Allege Rampant Sex Abuse at 6 Md. Juvenile Facilities
- Washington Post – Lawsuits allege dozens were sexually abused in Md. juvenile facilities
- Maryland Matters – Survivors file lawsuits as Child Victims Act goes into effect, but how many more to come remains unknown
- Baltimore Sun – Sex abuse lawsuits filed under Maryland’s new Child Victims Act begin to stack up
- CBS Evening News
- Baltimore Banner – 50 people file lawsuits alleging decades of abuse in Maryland’s juvenile detention centers
- CTV News
- CBs News – Dozens of people file lawsuits alleging abuse in Maryland’s juvenile detention centers