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California Ends Statute Of Limitations For Rape After Cosby Allegations

Rapists and child molesters will no longer be able to avoid prosecution due to the statute of limitations in California. The Justice for Victims Act, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) Wednesday, abolishes the state’s 10-year statute of limitations for rape, child molestation and other felony sex crimes, starting next year. “Rape survivors face many barriers to reporting this crime, but an arbitrary legal time limit is no longer a barrier in California,” said Caroline Heldman, an Occidental College professor who co-chaired the EndRapeSOL campaign that called for such a law.
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