Statute of limitations for rape could end under Cosby-case-inspired bill

Statute of limitations for rape could end under Cosby-case-inspired bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown

Los Angeles Times | August 30, 2016 | 6:27 PM

California lawmakers on Tuesday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill to end the statute of limitations for prosecuting rape and other felony sex crimes in the state.

The bill was introduced by state Sen. Connie Leyva (D-Chino) in the wake of allegations from women who said they were raped by comedian Bill Cosby and were unable to see those crimes prosecuted because the statutes of limitations had expired.

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