State Removes Statute Of Limitations For Rape Cases

New York's criminal law is about to undergo a major change following the legislature's elimination of the statute of limitations for rape cases. Until now, unless charges of rape were brought within five years, there could be no prosecution. When the new law goes into effect, there will be no time limit in New York State for apprehending, arresting and prosecuting rape in the first degree. This is already the case with murder charges. While...

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