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    wallieann is offline Junior Member
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    Statue of Limitations

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Mississippi

    If a child was molested (gratification of lust) at the age of 8 and is now 18, what is the statue of limitations for prosecution?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallieann View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Mississippi

    If a child was molested (gratification of lust) at the age of 8 and is now 18, what is the statue of limitations for prosecution?
    [url=http://www.rainn.org/public-policy/sexual-assault-issues/state-statutes-of-limitations]State Statutes of Limitations | RAINN | Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network[/url]

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    The prosecution of the following offenses may commence at any time: sexual battery of a child, and touching or handling of a child for lustful purposes. Miss. Code Ann. 99-1-5.

    The prosecution of the following offenses must commence within two years of the commission of the offense, Miss. Code Ann. 99-1-5: sexual battery, Miss. Code Ann. 97-3-95; statutory rape, Miss. Code Ann. 97-3-65; assault with intent to ravish, Miss. Code Ann. 97-3-71; sexual activity between law enforcement or correctional personnel and prisoners, Miss. Code Ann. 97-3-104; touching or handling a child or mentally defective, incapacitated, or physically helpless person, Miss. Code Ann. 97-5-23; sexual involvement of school employee with student, Miss. Code Ann. 97-5-24; carnal knowledge of step or adopted child, Miss. Code Ann. 97-5-41; and incest, Miss. Code Ann. 97-29-27.
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    Statue of limitations

    Thanks, what is the difference between code 97-5-23 and code 99-1-5 (touching or handling of a child for lustful purposes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallieann View Post
    Thanks, what is the difference between code 97-5-23 and code 99-1-5 (touching or handling of a child for lustful purposes?
    You're welcome.

    I don't know the answer to your latest question. I just googled the results I gave you. You'd probably need to carefully read the codes and do some googling of your own.

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