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  •  Has that statute of limitations changed? (2+ / 0-)
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    coquiero, gchaucer2

    The allegation is, what, 20 years ago?  The limitation statute could've been different and might've run out.  You'd think the prosecutor would know what it was.

    •  Here is a bit of research (6+ / 0-)

      from the same opinion using the Skakel case as an example.

      The criminal statute of limitations has likely run out for sexual abuse occurring in 1971. At that time, the general statute of limitations for felonies was five years. In 1976, the General Assembly passed a law (PA 76-35) specifying that there was no limitation for prosecuting Class A felonies, and the Connecticut Supreme Court later held that this applied to prior crimes for which the statute of limitations had not already expired when the 1976 law took effect (State v. Skakel, 276 Conn. 633 (2006)). However, sexual assault was not a Class A felony in 1971, so this extension of time to prosecute Class A felonies would not apply to sexual abuse from that year.
      This case certainly took place after 1976.  

      Excellent question and I should have checked that first.

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 01:50:29 PM PST

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