At Downtown rally, lawmakers urge support for amendments targeting sex abusers

“Time is short for us to bring justice long overdue,” said state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, who appeared with other lawmakers and advocates for a midday rally at the City-County Building. Predators who targeted vulnerable children “can’t hide from justice because you preyed on the young,” he said.

Officials including Sen. Wayne Fontana, D-Brookline; Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Squirrel Hill; and Rep. Mark Rozzi, a Berks County Democrat, championed several proposals that Mr. Rozzi plans to advance next week. They include ending a criminal statute of limitations for prosecuting future cases of child sexual abuse, and raising the cutoff age — from 30 to 50 years old — when victims may bring civil litigation against accused abusers.