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Is there is a statute of limitation in a rape the state of

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is there is a statute of limitation in a rape the state of Indiana
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

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The general statute of limitations in Indiana for rape is 5 years from the commission of the offense. However, Indiana just enacted Jenny's Law, which extends that if NEW EVIDENCE is found (DNA or a confession) and then they have 1 year from discovery of that new evidence to file charges. See: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/senate/94#document-62101d83