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Statute of Limitations

We are grateful to the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), Portland, Oregon, for allowing us to share this list of the Criminal Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Assault, which is current as of July 16, 2012.

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In early April, 2013, OAASIS led an effort in the State of Oregon to eliminate the Statute of Limitations on child sex abuse.  At the request of OAASIS, the Oregon House Judiciary Committee presented House Bill 3284 at a hearing held at the State Capitol on April 8, 2013.  Immediately preceding the hearing, OAASIS volunteers (many survivors of child sex abuse themselves) and supporters gathered on the steps of the Capitol for a rally of support for the passage of HB3284.  During the rally, several survivors shared their stories of abuse and being locked out of the justice system due to the Statute of Limitations.   We were pleased to have the presence of numerous media outlets providing coverage of the rally and hearing, including every major news channel in Portland.

Below are several links that include the media coverage from the rally, along with a tape of the hearing inside the State Capitol, before the House Judiciary Committee:

HOUSE JUDICIARY HEARING FOR HB3284http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD25vjojJIQ&feature=youtu.be

KGW NEWShttp://www.kgw.com/news/childhood-sex-abuse-crimes-201981941.html

KGW NEWS PIECE FEATURING OAASIS BOARD MEMBER, LETTY MERRITThttp://www.kgw.com/news/Group-pushes-to-end-statute-of-limitations-on-child-sex-abuse-175889091.html

KOIN NEWShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dkHLZhkaR4

KATU NEWS: http://www.katu.com/politics/child-sex-abuse-vicitms-rally-to-drop-deadline-to-file-charges-202047771.html?fb_action_ids=10200979318869583&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map={%2210200979318869583%22:508959755830702}&action_type_map={%2210200979318869583%22:%22og.recommends%22}&action_ref_map

OPB RADIOhttp://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-sex-abuse-survivors-want-to-eliminate-statute-of-limitations/

We were extremely disappointed that the bill was not given a vote due to not having enough support to move it out of the Committee.  We will continue our efforts to protect children in the State of Oregon, and to ensure justice for survivors of child sex abuse.   We need the voice of every Oregonian who cares about protecting children, to help us in this fight!  Please help us by “Joining the Movement” to end child sex abuse here in Oregon!

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