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  *556.037.  Until December 31, 2016 — Time limitations for prosecutions for sexual offenses involving a person under eighteen. — Notwithstanding the provisions of section 556.036, prosecutions for unlawful sexual offenses involving a person eighteen years of age or under must be commenced within thirty years after the victim reaches the age of eighteen unless the prosecutions are for rape in the first degree, forcible rape, attempted rape in the first degree, attempted forcible rape, sodomy in the first degree, forcible sodomy, kidnapping, attempted sodomy in the first degree, or attempted forcible sodomy in which case such prosecutions may be commenced at any time.


(L. 1987 H.B. 598 § 18, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1370, et al., A.L. 1997 H.B. 104, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1055 merged with H.B. 1487, A.L. 2011 S.B. 54, A.L. 2013 H.B. 215)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.


Childhood sexual abuse damage action, time limitation on bringing action after August 28, 1990, 537.046

Statute of limitation in action for damages for sexual contact with person within third degree of consanguinity or affinity, 516.371

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