Kansas governor signs bill eliminating statute of limitations on rape cases

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Kansas governor signs bill eliminating statute of limitations on rape cases
    (Wichita Eagle/kansas.com)
    Lengthy article at link; now I'm wondering what other states have similar legislation. Anyone know if their state does?
     
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    Since I’m on the border, I thought I’d look up the statute of limitations of rape for both LA and MS.

    Re: Mississippi - There is no statute of limitations for sexual battery of a child. And no limit for touching or handling of a child for lustful purposes. For all other offenses, within two years after commission of the offense.
    http://www.rainn.org/pdf-files-and-...urces/2009-Statutes/09MississippiStatutes.pdf

    Re: Louisiana - 30-year time limit which begins to run when victim attains the age of
    18.
    No time limit for any crime for which the punishment may be death or life imprisonment, or for forcible rape.
    Prosecutions for any sex offense otherwise barred may be commenced within three years after the date on which the identity of the suspect is established by a DNA testing.
    http://www.rainn.org/pdf-files-and-...sources/2009-Statutes/09LouisianaStatutes.pdf
     

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