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I was sexually assaulted when I was 16, in the state of AZ…

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I was sexually assaulted...

I was sexually assaulted when I was 16, in the state of AZ 10 years ago. It might be on camera. and their was a witness present.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have assault charges been filed? If so, when is the next court date?

They have not.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have they talked to an AZ lawyer about this yet?

No. I was young, I told my district manager and they fired my manager. That was all I did. However 10 years later and it still bothers me.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Legal
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I am sorry to hear about what happened.

Civil sexual abuse cases must be filed within (a) two years of the act, or, (b) within two years of the victim’s 18th birthday.

Criminally speaking, the charges must be filed at the most seven years later if you knew who the perpetrator was.

As such, I am afraid that it may be too late to pursue this in the legal system. I am so sorry.

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