TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A long journey to draw attention to the plight of sexually abused children has ended at the steps of the historic state Capitol.
More than 100 supporters, including many legislators and other officials, were cheering and applauding Tuesday as Lauren Book-Lim completed her 500-mile walk from Aventura in Miami-Dade County to Tallahassee.
Book-Lim, 25, was introduced by her father, lobbyist Ron Book, as "a thriving survivor." She was sexually abused by a nanny for more than six years, beginning when she was 10.
She is seeking support for laws that would create safety zones from sex offenders and eliminate a statute of limitations for those who sexually abuse children.
The Associated Press doesn't typically name victims of sexual abuse, but Book-Lim has agreed to be named.
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