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Wed Aug 31, 2016, 08:25 AM

Bill to eliminate time limits on rape and molestation charges goes to Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown will decide whether to eliminate California’s 10-year time limit to bring rape and child molestation charges after several women were precluded from bringing cases against actor Bill Cosby.

A measure the Senate approved unanimously Tuesday evening would apply only to crimes committed in the future. It would not allow Cosby’s accusers to seek prosecution for sexual assault they say he committed decades ago.

Cosby has repeatedly denied the allegations made by dozens of women around the country.

Democratic Sen. Connie Leyva of Chino says victims should always have the opportunity to seek justice after such violent acts.

Read more: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/cosby-727498-bill-victims.html

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TexasTowelie Aug 2016 OP
pipoman Aug 2016 #1

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Wed Aug 31, 2016, 08:50 AM

1. The child molestation part should be longer than 10 years obviously,


Rape, not so much, imo...really any crime against another adult should have limitations. The Cosby case is a great example of why. There should be some protection for people who actually report crimes after they occur which do not result in immidiate prosecution...if someone doesn't report, there must be a time limit on that.. imho

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