California nearing landmark change to sex-crime statute of limitations as New York lawmakers lag behind
BY LEONARD GREENE, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 22, 2016
California's state assembly is close to accomplishing something New York lawmakers could not do — change the way sexual assault is prosecuted.
Inspired by Bill Cosby, of all people, elected leaders in the Golden State passed a bill last week to end the time limit for prosecuting rape and felony sex crimes.
Under the California's current law, rape and felony sex crimes must be tried within 10 years, unless DNA evidence comes to light after that time period.
And sex crimes against children younger than 18 must be prosecuted before the victim turns 40. Cosby stands accused of assaulting more than 35 women in the '70s, '80s, and '90s, but in several of their cases . . .
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