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Continued: Minnesota Child Victim's Act generates nearly 40 lawsuits, church reforms

Christy said the incident led to years of confusion and shame and feelings of helplessness. The new law changed that. Said Christy: “Now I feel like I’m in control for once.”

Simon calls the past year “an occasion to reflect on what went wrong” and to learn from it.

“It’s a painfully teachable moment,” the representative said. “And it’s about healing for a lot of people who for a long time were ignored or dismissed or worse. They are finally getting their justice.”


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