No statute of limitation for sexual assault if the victim was a minor
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The #MeToo movement has shown us the magnitude of sexual assault on minors. The damage stays with the victims for the rest of their lives. Sexual assault is already under reported. It could take many years for the minor victims to muster the courage and be in a position to ask for justice. By then it is too late due to the statute of limitation. The statute also encourages the perpetrators to find minor victims for the very same reason, thus endangering our most vulnerable population.
With this petition, I strongly urge the Members of Congress to remove the statute of limitation for crimes of sexual assault, if the assault happened when the victim was a minor.
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