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There are statutes of limitations for reasons.

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  1. railfancwb

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    GD2J GoDirectly2Jail

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    Virginia has no statute of limitations for any felony crime.
     

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    Without knowing the facts you cannot really assume it is not proveable. Not all crimes have a statute of limitations, especially crimes where someone can be sentenced to life such as rape and murder.
     
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  4. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Check to see if she's still a virgin. That'll help rule it out right there. ;)

    OTOH, plenty of Catholic Priests went unpunished b/c their crimes occurred far enough in the past. But the woman is 62. Just wow.


    I would like to see him charged AND convicted of being a stinkin hippie, tho.
     
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    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    There are some things that should NOT have limitations on them. Such as murder. I think I'd include rape in there, particularly of a child. What he did to her could have messed with her for life.

    It should certainly be proveable, but I don't think there should be a limit on dastardly crimes.
     
  6. Reyn

    Reyn Times Up

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    Some crimes do not have a statute of limitations.
     
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    AZ doesn't have a statute of limitations on serious sex crimes, or murder, or a few other crimes. Also, at least in AZ, the statute of limitations doesn't run until the state lears the crime was committed, or while the suspect is outside the state or cannot be located. For many other crimes, the statue of limitations also does not run while the identity of the perpetrator is unknown to the state.

    Of course, once a suspect is caught, he still has to be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Not many cases get better with time (although a few do).
     
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    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

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    GD2J, here is a list of Virginia statutes of limitation:

    Arson, No time limit or 1 years (Depending on the facts of the case)

    Va. Code § 19.2-8

    Assault and Battery, No time limit or 1 years (Depending on the facts of the case)

    Va. Code § 19.2-8

    Burglary, No time limit

    Va. Code § 19.2-8

    Disorderly Conduct, 1 year

    Va. Code § 19.2-8

    Kidnapping ("Abduction"), No time limit or 1 years (Depending on the facts of the case)

    Va. Code § 19.2-8

    Manslaughter, voluntary, No time limit

    Va. Code § 19.2-8.1

    Manslaughter, involuntary, No time limit

    Va. Code § 19.2-8.1

    Murder, ("Capital Murder"), No time limit

    Va. Code § 19.2-8.1

    Murder, first degree, No time limit

    Va. Code § 19.2-8.1

    Murder, second degree, No time limit

    Va. Code § 19.2-8.1

    Rape, No time limit

    Va. Code § 19.2-8

    Receiving Stolen Property, 1 or 5 years (Depending on the facts of the case)

    Va. Code § 19.2-8

    Robbery, No time limit

    Va. Code § 19.2-8

    Theft ("Larceny"), 1 or 5 years (Depending on the facts of the case)

    Va. Code § 19.2-8
     
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    GD2J GoDirectly2Jail

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    jtull, I never said Virginia did not have a statute of limitations. The limitations to prosecute based on time are enumerated and specific, and they are all MISDEMEANORS. In the context of the original post, rape (a felony in Virginia) has no time limitation along with all other felonies.