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In 2006 a male victim of sexual assault came forward, an investigation turrned up several other male victims, all but one were barred by the Statute of Limitations at that time. For an unknown reason the offense was never taken to Grand Jury by former DA.

Now we want to prosecute the case, and are preping for Grand Jury.

Jessica's Law got rid of SOL for indecencey with a child and sexual assault.

Can we go forward on the other vicitims now when we could not in 2006?
 
Posts: 83 | Location: Seguin, TX USA | Registered: March 15, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Isn't it the situation that if the SOL had already run, you cannot revive the charge, but if the SOL changes prior to the SOL having run, then you are ok? I think you're SOL (different use of the acronym).
 
Posts: 1089 | Location: UNT Dallas | Registered: June 29, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Gretchen is right.
See Lindsey v. State, 760 S.W.2d 649
 
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Silver lining: I don't think anything prohibits you from introducing the barred offenses during the punishment phase of the non-barred case.
 
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