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Statute of Limitations Sexual Offenses in Texas
Is there a statute on statutory rape in the state of Texas?
Citation: Crim. Proc. Code art. 12.01
There is no statute of limitations for sexual assault where DNA evidence is collected and subjected to DNA testing and the testing results show that the matter does not match the victim or any other person whose identity is readily ascertained.
The statute of limitations for filing a criminal claim for certain offenses is 10 years after commission of the offense. The offenses included are:
All other sexual assaults
Injury to a child punishable as a felony of the 1st degree
The statute of limitations for certain offenses is 5 years after commission of the offense. The offenses included are:
Injury to a child not punishable as a felony of the 1st degree
Abandoning or endangering a child
The statute of limitations for certain offenses against a minor is a period within 10 years after the victim reaches age 18. The offenses included are:
Indecency with a child
Intentional or knowing sexual assault of a child
Intentional or knowing aggravated assault of a child
Generally, the statute of limitations for a felony is 3 years after commission of the offense.