Over 400 sex abuse suits filed in New York as litigation window opens

ALBANY, N.Y. - The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once blocked by the statute of limitations.     Hundreds of lawsuits were filed as plaintiffs rushed to take advantage of the one-year litigation window, created by state lawmakers this year to give people who say they were victims a second chance to sue over abuse that, in many cases, happened decades ago.   Those suing Wednesday include a woman who says she was raped by Epstein as a teenager in 2002. She filed aga...

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