Complaint of Alleged Childhood Sexual Abuse Was Time Barred by the Statute of Limitations
In Lindabury v. Lindabury, 552 So. 2d 1117 (Fla. 3d DCA 1989), the plaintiff filed a complaint in 1985 alleging childhood sexual batteries that purportedly occurred from 1955 through 1965.
The plaintiff claimed that her memories of the batteries were repressed and then "rediscovered" just prior to filing her complaint.
The third district held that the action was time-barred by the statute of limitations, explaining that "it is beyond contradiction that the alleged incestuous acts, if taken as true, damaged the appellant at the time they occurred" and that the last alleged battery in 1965 marked the accrual of her cause of action. See id. at 1117.