Eliminate Statue of Limitation for Rape

Eliminate Statue of Limitation for Rape

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Aislin Moylan started this petition to Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker and

Let’s remove the statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault. With high profile cases, such as the Golden State Killer, we now know that rape can be a gateway activity to murder. We also know that a situation where a victim resists too much can result in murder. The criminal justice system is designed to prolong the prosecution of rapes so that rapes never get solved or discovered until after the statute of limitations expires. Police departments all across the country have extensive backlogs of rape kits that are not getting tested until the statue expires. Trauma and fear of revictimization, delay victims from coming forward. Recently, several serial killers were discovered through rape kits. All across the country, cold murder cases are being closed in record numbers through the use of DNA and rape kits. We now know that sex-trafficking is a huge, systemic problem that can include high-profile people, like Jeffrey Epstein, who are protected by powerful people.  By eliminating the statute of limitations, we can take down the people and the systems involved.

Please help to eliminate the statute of limitation for rape and sexual assault. This is an antiquated law designed to protect the perpetrators.

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