For many sexual assault crimes, the statute of limitations is 10 years, with certain situations allowing for more time. However, with the advancements in DNA and the sciences, once unsolved crimes are now able to be investigated years after the 10-year period. Extending the statute of limitations allows for the perpetrator to be held accountable and possibly prevent future rapes. We owe it to those who have been victimized as much as we owe it to those in the community who might fall prey to a violent sexual predator.
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