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Hello and thank you for your question.
You can certainly refer the matter to the police even after three years. There is no time limit issue for pressing criminal charges for an offence like this.
However, the issue you will likely encounter is that it may be harder for the police to obtain all the evidence they need after this much time and they may not be interested in pursuing a prosecution after so much time. Ultimately the decision to charge your nephew is for the police, you can only make the allegations and provide whatever evidence you can in support, but they will make the final decision.
I trust the above assists.
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