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Eliminating statute of limitations on rape in IN

Posted at 6:00 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 18:14:28-05

Last year, Call 6 Investigates exposed loopholes In Indiana law on prosecuting rape cases.

Now there's a new effort underway at the statehouse to address the problem.

Senate Bill 137 would completely eliminate the statue of limitations for rape cases in Indiana.

A senator from Hammond authored the bill that would allow prosecutors to file rape charges at any time.

Right now, the statute of limitations is five years.

Lawmakers passed a law that went into effect in July that extended the time limit for prosecuting rape under certain circumstances such as when a suspect confesses or when DNA evidence is discovered. 

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