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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.
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.
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.
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