Eliminating statute of limitations for sexually violent crimes

Several legislators gathered with community leaders at a press conference on March 8 to unveil legislation to repeal the statutes of limitations for criminal sexual conduct and sex trafficking. The statutes of limitations for these crimes are currently arbitrary dates that don’t help survivors of sexual violence reach justice.

Our culture has a heightened awareness of acts of sexual violence, but we need our laws to reflect the support we want to give the survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking. By making this change, we can guarantee that survivors can come forward when they are ready, and begin the process of seeking justice at the time that they choose without the current arbitrary restrictions in law.