If I’m 32 and was molested by my stepfather, can I still sue him?

I sent him to prison for this. He is on SSI and SS so I don’t know if I can sue him for what he’s done to me.

Asked on August 22, 2014 under Personal Injury, Georgia


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I am so glad that he is paying for what he did.  You should be very proud of yourself. In Georgia, the victim of a molestation has the ability to sue their molester within 5 years of their reaching majority if they were under 18. So until 23.  If it happened as an adult then I believe there is a 2 year statute of limitations.  Please go and speak with some one .  Good luck.

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