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  1. Mohawk600

    Mohawk600 Well-Known

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    what is the statute of limitation on sexual abuse of a child?

    A known predator who is convicted and serving time for the same charge. Is it worth coming forward and initiating new charges? Or let the worm lie in his own filth? The "new" allegations would be from the 1970's.....
     


  2. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    A few things to consider IMO.

    1. what is the predator's current sentence? When is the predator scheduled for release? What will the predator's age be at the predator's current scheduled release date? If it says "no release date scheduled" then it may not be worth it, as the jailed person will likely die in prison.
    https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/start.action

    2. is the person with the new allegations willing to go through the trauma of investigations, and testifying in a trial? I hear its rough re-living the details of the incident(s).

    3. is the person with the new allegations willing to be publicly exposed by the new action? Often, shame of the violation makes it hard for the victim to endure public exposure.


    IMO, if the person will get out at an age they could do it again, then maybe its worth it. Only a victim can answer that question of "is it worth it."
     
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  3. Bozz10mm

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    There's no Texas statute of limitations for sexual assault of a child or indecency with a child. You can be prosecuted for such crimes at any time.
     
  4. Mohawk600

    Mohawk600 Well-Known

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    Thanks....I will relay those considerations. Valid points.
     
  5. Sam7sf

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    Get it moving. That’s my vote.
     
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  6. 45tex

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    Last I checked and that was a while back child sex crimes were good for 10 years after the victims 18th birthday.
     
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