help me change statute of limitation
  • Petitioning State Sen. Michael Crider

This petition will be delivered to:

State Sen. Michael Crider
State Rep. Christina Hale
State Rep. Robert Cherry

help me change statute of limitation

    1. Jenny Wendt
    2. Petition by

      Jenny Wendt

      Greenfield, IN

I was raped by my previous lab instructor while at IUPUI. I was physically harmed & couldn't move for two days plus trauma. I know all persons of rape feel similar regardless of the circumstances or who it was that assaulted their body. I had no DNA evidence to prove it was Bart Bareither who raped me in 2005 so I did not report it. He would have never spent a day in jail after I was persecuted in court. He then walked into the police station in Indianapolis, Indiana to confess on his own 9 years later. Indiana has a 5 year statute of limitation on rape where most other states have none at all. Help me change this law as Indiana is one of very few states that lagg in the change of rape laws. You can find the legalities for Indiana and my story in articles from IndyStar and USAtoday on February 16th, 2014 in the first three links below.

Thank you,

Jenny Wendt

State Sen. Michael Crider, Indiana-028
State Rep. Christina Hale, Indiana-087
State Rep. Robert Cherry, Indiana-053
Indiana to change the statute of limitations on rape to at least >20 years.

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Recent signatures


    1. READ THIS EVERYONE! #goodreads #goodthings #goodpeople

      Jenny Wendt
      Petition Organizer
      Smith: Rape in Indiana not taken seriously enough

      Anita Reyes recounts the tragedies of the past 10 years of her life in the cool, detached way that one might recite a résumé. The abusive childhood. The controlling boyfriend. The murdered husband. The child born with a heart condition. The other child born with chronic asthma. The rapes.

    2. LOVE THIS: what I have been & will keep doing..turn #negativein2positive

      Jenny Wendt
      Petition Organizer

      READ IT!
      The petition is still climbing! 2,716....its amazing. I think it is time for a resent out to people, I know you have made some new friends in this time, LETS DO THIS!

    3. NBC

      Jenny Wendt
      Petition Organizer
      White House Takes Action Against Campus Sexual Assault

      The Obama administration has released new guidelines on how colleges can help prevent assaults, including a series of public service announcements featuring ...


      Jenny Wendt
      Petition Organizer

      There was a big release today, the second this year from the
      White House, about college campus' and how sexual assaults/rapes are handled. Read links below for more information! I have been lucky enough to be a part of the initial release of the Clery Act at the University of Indianapolis for two different days. I was then involved again today with the media for part two. I had no idea today was the 9 year anniversary of my rape, battery, and continued stalking when I spoke with the reporter Kevin Rader. THIS IS MY LIFE.....

      White House Task Force Pressures Colleges to Improve Handling of Sexual Assaults

      Sexual Assaults in the News More on Sexual Assaults The White House released guidelines Monday designed to stem sexual assaults on campus and assist victims of these crimes. The report says schools should conduct campus climate surveys, implement bystander intervention programs and more effectively respond when a student reports an incident.


      Jenny Wendt
      Petition Organizer

      I have been doing a lot of public speaking, education, and awareness for sexual assault/rape and working with a lot of organizations, universities, etc.....progression, education, awareness, passion, mission...all of these things together equal CHANGE! join me... #negintopos #thriver #keepitgoing

    6. Reached 2,500 signatures
    7. Multiple Media Sources (paper, TV, radio)

      Jenny Wendt
      Petition Organizer

      still going and counting, still in the media, keep sharing, posting, and talking! Sign if you haven't....we can make a change together....LETS DO THIS! For your loved ones, family, friends.....can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere.....

    8. Reached 2,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Tiffany Terhune GREENWOOD, IN
      • about 1 month ago

      There is no reason he was able to get away with it! Rape is an aweful thing to go through and there should not be a limit on conviction

    • sara alvarado MORENO VALLEY, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      I am a survivor of a rape as a teenager by a military man I knew through my sisters and friends had a baby and have not heard from him since he learn I was having his baby, now my son is 27 yrs old and wants to know who his father is because he thinks "we were in a relationship and we ware to young and he got scare" is the story I told him instead of telling him that he was the product of a rape, I just tell him he is a gift to me from God!

    • Elyse LaCroix SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA
      • 2 months ago

      I feel the statute of limition is a short amount of time. Rape is traumatizing and is difficult to face what happened. Time if it is a factor needs to be longer that five years. That is just longer than a high school education!!

    • Corinne Brown OAKLAND, OR
      • 3 months ago

      Anybody can be a victim of rape/sexual assault.

    • patricia keith NASHVILLE, TN
      • 4 months ago

      women should not be raped by anyone why do men think it is ok to seek out a woman stalk her rape her when she did nothing to ask for to remember each day ahead of her


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