TIME’S UP ON PROSECUTING 800 RAPE CASES
According to a recent report, more than 800 New York City rape victims may never see their attackers brought to justice because of the state's five-year cap on prosecuting sexual assaults. In a survey of district attorneys, state Senator Jeff Klein found that of 1,656 open rape cases in the five boroughs, 802 can no longer be prosecuted because of the statute of limitations. In Manhattan, time has run out on 423 of 600 open rape cases. In the Bronx, 144 of 220 unsolved cased cannot be prosecuted. In Brooklyn, it's 144 out of 492 cases. In Queens, 90 our of 340 cases and in Staten Island, one of four cases.