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PJG's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by PJG

In answer to the people who ask why the paedophiles are not tried. I believe I am correct in saying that most of the abuse comes to light many years, sometimes decades, after it actually took place. This means that finding "sufficient evidence" is difficult and I was told that some crimes, like rape, must be reported within a certain number of years for it to be tried as a criminal offence. Perhaps one of you lawyer types out there could confirm/refute this?

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 19:43:00 UTC | #424402