Statement by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. on Passage of the Child Victims Act

January 28, 2019

“Today is a momentous day for survivors of sexual assault, and all those who fought on their behalf. Our laws now reflect the reality that child abuse survivors may not begin to grapple with that trauma – much less report it to authorities – until years later. But the passage of time makes abusers no less responsible for their actions and the pain their victims endured. I thank Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, Senator Brad Hoylman, and Governor Cuomo for enacting such important legislation. But most of all, I thank Safe Horizon and all of the relentless advocates who worked tirelessly to give voices to survivors.”