At 15 years old, Hilda Onley was sexually abused at the NY State Training School for Girls, where she was incarcerated in 1958. She had faced an impenetrable statute of limitations until NY’s Child Victims Act was passed in 2019. In Hilda O. vs. The State of New York, we follow 82-year-old Hilda between deposition and court judgment, tracing her fight for justice.


“I don’t have any witnesses. The only witness is me.”

- Hilda O.