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Surrounded by supporters and activists, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs a bill that increases the statute of limitations in rape cases during a bill signing ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Actresses Julianne Moore, left, and Mira Sorvino, right, were there as supporters of the bill and members of the Time's Up movement, which advocates for women's rights. Photo: Seth Wenig/AP Surrounded by supporters and activists, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs a bill that increases the statute of limitations in rape cases during a bill signing ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Actresses Julianne Moore, left, and Mira Sorvino, right, were there as supporters of the bill and members of the Time’s Up movement, which advocates for women’s rights. Photo: Seth Wenig/AP

Victims of second- and third-degree rape in New York will now have a longer time frame to pursue both criminal charges and civil claims against their alleged assailants under legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday.

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Dan M. Clark

Dan M. Clark is the Albany reporter for the New York Law Journal. He covers the state Court of Appeals, the state legislature, state regulators, and more. Email Dan anytime at dmclark@alm.com.

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