18 U.S.C. § 2255 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 2255. Civil remedy for personal injuries

(a) In general. --Any person who, while a minor, was a victim of a violation of section 1589 , 1590 , 1591 , 2241(c) , 2242 , 2243 , 2251 , 2251A , 2252 , 2252A , 2260 , 2421 , 2422 , or 2423 of this title and who suffers personal injury as a result of such violation, regardless of whether the injury occurred while such person was a minor, may sue in any appropriate United States District Court and shall recover the actual damages such person sustains and the cost of the suit, including a reasonable attorney's fee.  Any person as described in the preceding sentence shall be deemed to have sustained damages of no less than $150,000 in value.

(b) Statute of limitations. --Any action commenced under this section shall be barred unless the complaint is filed within 10 years after the right of action first accrues or in the case of a person under a legal disability, not later than three years after the disability.

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