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I recently found out my daughter was molested by her stepfther

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I recently found out my daughter was molested by her stepfther 24 years ago in another state what can be done
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  LawTalk replied 4 years ago.
Good afternoon,

What state did it occurr in?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Louisiana
Expert:  LawTalk replied 4 years ago.
Good afternoon,

I'm sorry to hear of your daughter's dilemma.

While you daughter only had one year after he 18th birthday to file a civil complaint against her step father and seek damages, the SOB can still be criminally prosecuted. In Louisiana the statute of limitations for oral sex, molestation,statutory rape or incest of a minor is 30 years after the minor turns 18 years of age.

She can, and should, file a criminal complaint with the police.

I wish you and your daughter the best in 2010.

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