Child sex abuse survivor takes her message to the skies


Acting on the ground and in the air, a survivor of child sex abuse made sure her message was seen.

Kat Sullivan was calling on lawmakers to pass the "child victims act," which would increase the statues of limitations in criminal and civil cases of child sex abuse.

Sullivan previously used billboards to call attention to her story. Wednesday, she deployed an airplane with a message in tow to put pressure on the legislature.

Sullivan says she was raped by a professor in 1998 while attending the all-girls Emma Willard School in Troy.

In addition to increasing the statutes of limitations, the law would create a one year look-back window, allowing survivors over the age of 23 to seek retrospective civil relief. The measure has previously passed in the Assembly, but stalled in the Senate.

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