LAWMAKERS SEEK TO CLOSE GAP IN STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR SEX CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN
January 29, 2020
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Lawmakers are trying to pass a bill that would close a gap in the statute of limitations for sex crimes against children.
According to the current law, cases must be brought to a judge within six years if the victim is between the ages of 13 and 17. There is no time limit for a case to be prosecuted if the child is under the age of 13.
“I feel really bad for the victims. I feel bad that we would set a time limit, a timer, on