Oregon House doubles rape statute of limitations

The bill will now head to the Oregon Senate

The chamber of the Oregon House of Representatives, Feb. 2, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)
The chamber of the Oregon House of Representatives, Feb. 2, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The Oregon House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to double the statute of limitations for rape cases.

Under the proposal, the statute of limitations will be extended from six to 12 years in certain sex assault cases.

If the victim was a minor when the assault happened, then the statute of limitations expires 12 years from the date of the offense or when the victim turns 30 years old.

The bill will now head to the Oregon Senate for a vote.

KOIN 6 will be following the story.

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