Senate Bill 162

Rape survivors: Statute of limitations keeps us from justice

BY: - February 24, 2020

Closure takes time. Survivors of rape sometimes need more time than Ohio law gives them. That was the agreement of the women who came forward to implore an Ohio Senate committee to support the elimination of a statute of limitations on rape. Anna Cunningham spoke for herself, her daughter, and her son, who both experienced […]

Two more proposals seek to eliminate rape statute of limitations in Ohio

BY: - January 16, 2020

An Ohio House Democrat is adding two more proposals to the legislature‚Äôs list of bills seeking to remove the statute of limitations for rape from state law. On Tuesday, state Rep. John Rogers, D-Mentor-On-The-Lake, introduced House Bill 470 and House Bill 472, with the goal of eliminating the 25-year limit on prosecution of rape cases. […]

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Bill on rape statutes addresses marital rape loophole

BY: - December 12, 2019

With bipartisan support on the issue of removing the statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault in Ohio, legislators are hoping a bill recently introduced in the state Senate would also remove a loophole involving marital rights. Senate Bill 162 seeks to remove the statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault, which currently […]