More moves to reform CA sex crime laws

The Worthy Adversary

Posted by Joelle Casteix on December 28, 2015

On the heels of proposed federal legislation and a CA ballot initiative to eliminate statutes of limitations for sex crimes, California State Sen. Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is “seeking to introduce a bill in January that would eliminate the statute of limitations for rape and other related crimes.”

According to the Vallejo Times-Herald:

In an interview, Leyva cited U.S. Department of Justice numbers on rape convictions, calling the statistics “shocking.” “Only two in 100 rapists would actually be convicted and do any kind of time in prison,” Leyva said, when reached by phone.

“That was shocking to me. I also don’t feel like the numbers are getting any better.”

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