- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - The attorney for some women who say they were sexually abused by a teacher at a Brooklyn school in the late 1960s and early 1970s says New York’s statute of limitations on abuse cases needs to be changed.

Gloria Allred appeared at a news conference Thursday with three of seven women who say they were abused as students at the Woodward School, which closed in the 1990s. The teacher, Bob Rusch, acknowledged to The Wall Street Journal that he had sex with students, but denied memory of certain allegations and refused comment on others.

He declined further comment to The Associated Press.

The state statute of limitations for bringing civil claims is five years after an incident has been reported to police or five years after the victim turns 18.

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