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Statute of Limitations May Increase for MN Felony Criminal Sexual Conduct

By April 20, 2018 No Comments
Legislation has been introduced in Minnesota that would “remove the statute of limitations for felony sex crimes,” reports the Duluth News Tribune. Minnesota’s current time limits related to criminal sexual conduct vary, depending on “what year the crime occurred, when or if it was first reported, how old the victim was and whether there is DNA evidence.” If the bill passes, it would not be retroactive, but rather would provide “an unlimited amount of time to report felony sex crimes that occur starting in August” of this year. According to advocates of the legislation, due process and constitutional rights for the accused would not be lost with an expanded statute of limitations.