Cali Waves Bye to Statute of Limitations on Rape
Last Wednesday, a bill, nicknamed the Justice for Victims Act, was passed in California. This bill will eliminate the statute of limitation on rape cases, allowing victims to report a rape crime at any time now, without a limit. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2017. It will apply to any crimes committed after the date, of course, but will also apply to crimes where the statute of limitations has not yet run out. The bill was passed in the Senate on a unanimous vote. It is inspired by the 50 women who accused Bill Cosby of rape, only one of whom the statute of limitations hasn’t run out on yet.
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