Nevada Assembly OKs sex assault bill ending statute of limitations

As reported in The Nevada Appeal —

The state Assembly on Friday passed a bill that would eliminate the 20-year statute of limitation in sex assault cases if DNA evidence identifies a suspect.

Nevada lawmakers roundly approved the measure in a vote Friday. Eighteen legislators from the state Senate and Assembly have signed on in support of the bill.

The legislation would remove time limitations on prosecuting sexual assaults cases when an accused offender is identified through a “genetic marker analysis of a biological specimen” and a DNA profile is found.

Nevada Appeal Article April 19, 2019 Associated Press
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