Currently, in 16 states, there is no statute of restrictions for someone to be prosecuted for sexual attack and rape. California might sign up with those states if Gov. Jerry Brown indications a costs that’s presently on his desk.
The costs, dubbed the Justice for Victims Act was all passed by the state senate after passing the state assembly last month. One legislator called the expense “long past due.” It would end the existing time limits for prosecuting people accused of these criminal activities. The present time limit is 10 years unless DNA proof is discovered later. For sexual offenses involving a minor, a person can be prosecuted whenever up until the alleged victim turns 40.