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New bill would end statute of limitations for sexual assault in Colorado

“What we know about statutes of limitations is that they only serve to the benefit of the perpetrator, and they prevent survivors from actually accessing justice,” said Raana Simmons, director of Public Affairs for the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA).

Statutes of limitations are a time frame when formal legal charges can be brought about after a crime was committed. Current Colorado law sets that time frame to six years for a sexual violation against a child but if this measure becomes law, that would be a thing of the past.

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