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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:32 AM

Lawmakers Push Again To Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Rape

HARTFORD, CT — The Senate Democratic caucus is picking up where it left off last year with a bill that would strengthen Connecticut’s sexual assault and harassment laws.

A bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations for forced rape or rape by drugs passed the state Senate last year with bipartisan support, but never got called in the House.

“I think part of the obstacle last year was time and it not being prioritized by people who make decisions in another chamber,” Sen. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, said.

The elimination of the statute of limitations was the sticking point for lawmakers in the House. The Office of the Public Defender complained it would increase their workload, but Flexer and proponents of the bill care less about their workload and more about the fact that criminal rapists are getting away with it if a victim does not bring their case within five years of the assault.

Read more: https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20190208_lawmakers_push_again_to_eliminate_statute_of_limitations_for_rape/

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