Statute of limitations for rape.

Authors: Senator Michael Crider, Senator Ed Charbonneau, Senator Brent Steele

Co-authors: Senator James Arnold, Senator Patricia Miller, Senator R Michael Young, Senator Eric Bassler, Senator Douglas Eckerty, Senator James Merritt, Senator Joseph Zakas, Senator Greg Taylor

Sponsors: Representative Robert Cherry

Co-Sponsors: Representative Ben Smaltz, Representative Christina Hale, Representative Julie Olthoff


Provides that a rape charge otherwise barred by the statute of limitations may be brought within five years of the time that: (1) the state first discovers DNA evidence sufficient to charge the offender; (2) the state first becomes aware of the existence of a recording that provides evidence sufficient to charge the offender; or (3) a person confesses to the offense.