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what is the statue of limitations for statuatory rape in NJ

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what is the statue of limitations for statuatory rape in NJ and are those committed before the newest update of limtations law which have already been barred included?

Thank you for your question, however, I don't understand what you are saying when you say "... which have already been barred included..." can you please restate that part of your question, or explain what you are looking for besides the current SOL?Perhaps giving me a hypothetical will work better.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

If the crime was committed before the newest NJ statue of limitation for sexual assault with a person over 13 but below 16 by a person over 4 years older ( statuatory rape) and the limitation was (example) 5 years at the time and that time has already passed, can the crime still bee prosecuted ?

Hello again and thank you for the clarification. After the amendment of the law in 2012, the statute of limitations for violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2, which is the sexual assault statute (statutory rape), was changed to no SOL. That means that any statutory rape that occurred after that date can be prosecuted at any time in the future. However, any alleged statutory rape that occurred before the change in 2012, went under the old law which was 5 years.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

So...if it happened 25 years ago, the SOL has already passed and the 2012 SOL doesn't apply> Is this correct?

Yes, that is absolutely correct.

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