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In such an instance, the statute of limitations should begin to run when the victim turns 16, according to 17-3-2.1.http://law.onecle.com/georgia/17/17-3-2.1.html If charged as a misdemeanor, it would therefore need to be charged within 2 years of turnin 16; as a felony, within 4 years of turning 16. However, the statute of limitations may potentially be tolld for such matters if the memories were repressed. 17-3-1.http://law.onecle.com/georgia/17/17-3-1.html
It sounds like your husband may be committing extortion, which is a crime. Typically, a person cannot threaten criminal prosecution to acquire a civil remedy.Accordingly, due to the possible criminal nature of your husband's actions and due to the possible repression issue, it's essential to discuss this matter with your local attorney prior to taking any action.Please remember to click accept so that I will receive credit for my time and effort spent responding to your question. Bonuses are always greatly appreciated. If you need additional clarification of this response, please ask a follow-up question and I will be happy to clarify. Sincerely, T _____________________________________ Please click the green Accept Button and leave Positive Feedback so that I receive credit for answering your question. Bonuses are always greatly appreciated. I do not receive any payment at all from JustAnswer unless you click accept. Please remember: Feedback is left for me as an answerer. Please do not shoot the messenger. My control over the content of the answer is limited by the restraint of truth.
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