Bill to Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Crimes Clears House Unanimously

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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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