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Kathryn Robb

Dozens of people are represented in lawsuits filed in the week that the Child Victims Act took effect.

The House and Senate voted on child sexual abuse legislation that took years for both to approve simultaneously.

Advocates optimistic legislation will pass due to support from Sen. William Smith Jr., chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee.

Dozens of sexual assault survivors filled the seats of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Thursday afternoon as the panel considered a measure to…