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Beare with me i type preety slow. Yes my name is ***** ***** and, i am a veteran of the us airforce. I travled around the world entertaining military and civilians. On my last tour we where in the philippines and i was gang rape by 3 of the members on the same show. It happend a while ago, but the way i feel it feels like it happend yesterday. What are the statue of limitation, it happen in 1981

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?

I reported to the tour director, but he made it hard for me, he told me the they would make it even harder, so when the tour was over my life was was on the line. So i started acting up so that i could leave the military. I have had alot of tharaphy. Even the cheif of military told me not to say anything.

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Hello,

Thank you for the information and your question. There is no statute of limitations on rape under the UCMJ. However, someone who was active-duty in 1981 would no longer be active-duty or subject to the UCMJ. Therefore, if you wanted to try to pursue this as a criminal case, you would need to file a complaint with the Department of Justice and see if the Federal prosecutors would be willing to file charges in Federal civilian court, since they would be the ones who would now have jurisdiction over the individuals who assaulted you, assuming they are U.S. citizens or residents.

All that said, these types of cases are very hard to pursue or prevail on so many years after the fact. You still have the right to report it, but just be prepared for this to potentially not be pursued by Federal prosecutors.

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