AG Wants End To Statute Of Limitations On Child Sex Crimes

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Chicago – Attorney General Lisa Madigan is calling on the legislature to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex crimes.

Madigan, along with Polly Poskin of the Illinois Coalition against Sexual Assault, says Illinois law should allow children who have been victims of sexual assault and abuse the time to come forward and report their crimes.

“When a prosecutor cannot indict an offender for these heinous acts because the statute of limitations has run, it raises serious moral, legal and ethical questions,” Madigan stated.  “We urge the legislature to eliminate the statute of limitations on all sex crimes involving children.”

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