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Lotto rape case victory opens gates for compensation

By Kristopher A. Nelson in

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From Time Online (UK) – Lotto rape case victory opens gates for compensation:

One woman’s quest for justice against the so-called Lotto rapist ended in victory this morning with a court ruling that paves the way for thousands of sex abuse victims to sue their attackers for compensation.

In a landmark ruling, five law lords swept away the current bar on historic claims being brought for sexual assault. Until now, victims have been precluded by law from bringing a claim more than six years after an attack or, in child abuses case, more than six years after reaching majority at 18.