(1) All claims or causes of action based on intentional conduct brought by any person
for recovery of damages for injury suffered as a result of childhood sexual abuse
shall be commenced within the later of the following periods:
(a) Within three years of the act alleged to have caused the injury or condition;
(b) Within three years of the time the victim discovered or reasonably should have
discovered that the injury or condition was caused by said act; or
(c) Within three years of the time the victim discovered that the act caused the injury
for which the claim is brought:
PROVIDED, That the time limit for commencement of an action under this section is
tolled for a child until the child reaches the age of eighteen years.
(2) The victim need not establish which act in a series of continuing sexual abuse
or exploitation incidents caused the injury complained of, but may compute the date
of discovery from the date of discovery of the last act by the same perpetrator which
is part of a common scheme or plan of sexual abuse or exploitation.
(3) The knowledge of a custodial parent or guardian shall not be imputed to a person
under the age of eighteen years.
(4) For purposes of this section, “child” means a person under the age of eighteen
(5) As used in this section, “childhood sexual abuse” means any act committed by the
defendant against a complainant who was less than eighteen years of age at the time
of the act and which act would have been a violation of chapter 9A.44 RCW or RCW 9.68A.040 or prior laws of similar effect at the time the act was committed.
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