I am trying to find out what the statute of limitations are for ohio and if they apply if I just found out that I had been raped 9 years ago.
Citation: Rev. Code § 2901.13
The statute of limitations for certain offenses is 20 years after commission of the offense. The offenses included are:
- Sexual battery
- Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor
- Gross sexual imposition
Generally, the following statutes of limitations apply:
For a felony, it is a period within 6 years after commission of the offense.
For a misdemeanor other than a minor misdemeanor, it is a period within 2 years after commission of the offense.
Citation: Rev. Code § 2305.16
The statute of limitations will not begin for a minor entitled to bring a claim until he or she reaches 18 years of age. At that time, the limitations period prescribed for the claim’s offense begins.
It would be wise to consult an attorney on this subject.