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Thank you for the information and your question. As there is no criminal statute of limitations for rape/sexual assault in SC, your fiancee and anyone else who alleges they were raped can file reports with either the local police department where these acts occurred or go to the local State prosecutor's office and swear out a complaint with their investigations section. It is ultimately up to the State though to decide whether they think they have enough evidence to go forward with charges. That decision could be negatively affected by the delay in time, but is not necessarily a bar to going forward. The delay though makes it harder to prosecute these cases since there is no physical evidence that is generally obtainable.
I say this only to prepare you and your fiancee for the possibility that these individuals might not be prosecuted or found guilty. However, she definitely has a right to report the crime and see where it goes.
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I wanted to touch base with you and make sure that you did not have any further follow up questions for me from the answers I provided to you on the 16th. For some reason, the Experts are not always getting replies, or ratings (at the top of the question/answer page you are viewing or in the pop up box for this question), which is how we get credit (paid by the Site) for our work, that the customer thinks have gone through. In your case I have not received your rating.
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15 Jun 2017, 6:23 PM