Bill to Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Crimes Clears House Unanimously
|Updated: 2/18 5:20 pm
||Published: 2/18 5:17 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- On Monday, the House of Representatives unanimously voted to end the statute of limitations for child sex crimes.
As it stands now, a victim must come forward by age 28 or the abuser will never face criminal charges.
The bill stemmed from a Texarkana little league baseball coach who admitted to abusing children for over a decade.
The house voted 83-0 to remove that limitation, and the bill will now head to Governor Beebe for signature.
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