In Reply to: Childhood Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations posted by Jesse (rockon) on February 07, 2003 at 08:06:16:
In Nevada there is no statute of limitations for a child under 14. I think all states are eventually going to move towards this. This shows how our way of thinking is changing. Hopefully, for the better. I think I read something about this before. I think in Calif. they can extend the statute to start when the abused becomes an adult - am I correct? Or maybe it was if they didn't remember until they were adult - yes, there are variances in the laws that change things. Something else I learned is that in the States there is such a thing as mandatory reporters - those are people who are mandated to report child abuse. In other words, if they don't, they could be criminally prosecuted. The rest of us should, but if we didn't, we wouldn't be guilty of a crime. These other people would, however, people like social workers, doctors, teachers. They are required by law to report to the authorities any suspicions of child abuse.