What is the statute of limitations on statutory rape?
The statute of limitations on statutory rape varies from state to state and depends on whether the crime is prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony. A misdemeanor is considered less serious than a felony and in most states it carries a shorter statute of limitations. Whether an incident of statutory rape is prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony often depends on the age difference between the two parties. For example, in California the statute of limitations on misdemeanor statutory rape is one year and is charged when the two people involved are less than three years apart in age at the time of the crime, if the two people are more than three years apart at the time of the crime the charge become a felony and the statute of limitations increases to three years. To find out more about the differences between misdemeanor and felony statutory rape, including the statutes of limitations on each, contact your state Attorney Generals Office.
I rather think Rolf Harris, Stuart Hall, Max Clifford, the late Jimmy Savile, DLT, Lord Rennard et al and other men who might be looking over their shoulder now might just be supportive of my proposal.
If I were leader of a political party, this is what I would propose, though I imagine not even Nick Griffin (and most certainly not Nigel Farage who is such a moral coward that he refuses to contemplate proposing the repeal of the Equality Act 2010 even when the constitution of UKIP would certainly support his doing so) would touch this with a barge-pole, such is the cowardice of effeminate British male politicians these days.