The Ohio legislature increased the time allowed for prosecution of rape and sexual battery from 20 to 25 years. The bill passed the House and the Senate unanimously and is expected to be signed buy Gov. Kasich. Rep. Sarah LaTourette sponsored the bill. The statute extends the time for in which prosecutors can prosecute criminal acts, but does not change the civil statute of limitations for victims who sue their attackers for monetary damages. Last year, the Ohio legislature refused to amend an Ohio law which severely limits a rape victim’s ability to collect damages in a civil case–the law protects the pockets of many who rape as well as those who aid and abet them.

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