Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Verdict Is In...

Another day in favor of the villain, why do they always seem to win...the villain in this case is a child rapist (repeat offender)! I hate the justice system!  It may not be the ending to my story I had hoped, but at least now I know I did all I could and my story has an ending.
 The State Attorney says....
"There are many complex issues involved in this case.  In the end, the consensus was there is not enough evidence to move forward.  We were hoping for something from the interview with your father but that yielded nothing helpful."
So wait my statement describing in detail events of abuse was not enough?  No one is supporting my statement and no one supported his, but yet he gets off and I get no trial?  I knew I should have saved those bed sheets when I was 7!  Silly me, why didn’t I think to do that?
Oh I am sorry, how many child rapist jump up and say they did it?  What do I have to gain by coming forward and admitting this?  Are there a lot of people who come forward stating their father raped them for 7 years?
Why is this ending so common? If you don’t think a case is winnable then no you won’t win it...I showed up to the ballgame too bad those who defend the law didn’t. Why do people who work in an office and have no connection to any crime they make laws for get to dictate when victims come forward?
Know the facts...too bad I didn't live in the bottom 6 on the list - but then again wouldn't a rapist who wanted to do what he does know this and avoid such states?

Statute of Limitations Fact Sheet
32 states have crimes for which there is no criminal statute of limitation, meaning that a criminal prosecution can be brought at any time regardless of how much time has passed since the crime occurred, including:
 7 states that have no statute of limitation on any felony
Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Virginia
 8 states that have no statute of limitation on the most serious felonies
·         Alabama crimes involving use or threat of violence
·         California crimes punishable by death or life imprisonment
·         Louisiana crimes punishable by death or life imprisonment
·         Tennessee crimes punishable by death or life imprisonment
·         New York Class A felonies
·         New Mexico Class A felonies
·         Indiana Class A felonies
·         South Dakota Class A or B or Class 1 felonies
 11 states with no statute of limitation on specific sex offenses
·         Alaska sexual abuse class A or B felony
·         Arizona violent sexual assault
·         Connecticut Class A felony sexual assault
·         Delaware any sex offense
·          Florida 1st or 2nd degree sexual battery (if reported to police within 72 hours)
·         Nevada sexual assault (if reported within 4 years)
·         New Jersey sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault
·         Oklahoma certain sex crimes (if reported within 12 years, and DNA evidence applies)
·         Texas sexual assault (with DNA evidence)
·         Vermont aggravated sexual assault
·         Wisconsin 1st degree sexual assault
5 states with no statute of limitation on child sex abuse
·         Colorado any sex offense against a child
·         Idaho sexual abuse of a child
·         Maine unlawful sexual contact with a minor
·         Mississippi various sex offenses against a child
·         Rhode Island 1st or 2nd degree child molestation
Additionally, 6 states allow prosecutions of child sex abuse for at least 20 years after the victim’s 18th birthday.
·         Connecticut 30 years
·         Illinois 20 years
·         Louisiana 30 years
·         Missouri 20 years
·         New Hampshire 22 years
·         Wisconsin 27 years

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