May 13, 2021
Ian Richardson, Stephen Gruber-Miller
Des Moines Register
A new Iowa law eliminates the statute of limitations to bring criminal charges for several sexual abuse-related crimes committed against minors.
“Today, Iowa stands in support of survivors of sexual violence as we become the 14th state to eliminate the statute of limitations for these heinous crimes,” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said in a statement after signing the bill Wednesday.
The new law, Senate File 562, covers crimes against children under 18, including sexual abuse, incest, sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
Previously, charges for those crimes