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The criminal statute of limitations refers to the time limit the prosecutor/state's attorney has to file criminal charges against the perpetrator in a sexual assault/abuse case. Local rape crisis center advocates can answer questions from sexual assault victims regarding the statute of limitations. The charts below provide an outline of the process.

Charts and Guide

This Guide addresses changes in the statutes of limitations related specifically to sex crimes and also addresses changes in the most frequently charged sex crimes (criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse and aggravated criminal sexual abuse).

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