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Statute of Limitations in Louisiana
I was 16 at the time and he was 19 and i got pregnant. Can i file for satutory rape after 3 years of occurance?
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Citation: Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. (CCRP 571; 572; 573)
The statute of limitations for aggravated battery against a victim under 17 years of age will not begin until the victim reaches 17 years of age.
There is no statute of limitations for forcible rape.
The statute of limitations for any sex offense extends if DNA testing can establish the identity of the suspect, and in that case it extends for a period within 3 years after identification of the suspect.
Generally, the following statutes of limitations apply:
For a felony necessarily punishable by imprisonment at hard labor, it is a period within 6 years after commission of the offense.
For a felony not necessarily punishable by imprisonment at hard labor, it is a period within 4 years after commission of the offense.
For a misdemeanor punishable by a fine, imprisonment, or both, it is a period within 2 years after commission of the offense.