Saturday, December 21, 2019

No Statute of Limitations on Sex Crimes in Illinois as of January 1st, 2020

The Illinois State legislature has acted to protect the rights of the victims of sexual offenses. Starting on January 01st, 2020, if any person commits a sex crime in the state of Illinois, it'll be treated like murder in that the state can prosecute you at any time, up until the moment you die. The new law has a requirement of victims, though. Under the new law, victims have three years to make a report to police. One a victim makes a report to police within that three-year timeframe, the statute will never run. See the Illinois General Assembly site for full details. 

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