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California could lift statute of limitations on rape charges

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A group of Southern California women are headed to Sacramento to ask state lawmakers to get rid of California's statute of limitations on sexual assault claims.

Five of the women have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault, but at least some of the alleged crimes are too old for prosecution. A state bill, SB 813, authored by Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) would abolish all legal deadlines for rape, sodomy, lewd, or lascivious acts, continuous sexual abuse of a child, oral copulation and sexual penetration. The bill is set for a hearing Tuesday before the Senate Public Safety Committee. 

Leyva said too many rapists go un-prosecuted because of California's time restrictions.

“What I’ve heard opponents say is that people shouldn’t have that hanging over their head for the rest of their life, said Leyva. “I tend to disagree.  The victim has it hanging over their head for their whole life.”

Read the whole story at KPCC 


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