Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Think Tank Tuesday 1/21/14: Statute Of Limitations On Sexual Abuse Cases Involving Children

When Jamie Corrillo was 12 years old a woman allegedly sexually abused her for years. The woman who committed the crime was working at the Middle School where Corrillo attended. Like most victims of sexual abuse it took years for Corrillo to come forth with information about her abuse. Fearing that the statue of limitations had run out she still decided to make a brave move contact her abuser to get some answers and catching it all on video:

[In her video, Carrillo claims the abuse occurred when she was a student at Chemawa Middle School in Riverside. "The abuse went on for years," Carrillo said. "She manipulated me. She brainwashed me into thinking that I wanted some sort of relationship when I didn't."

The video is about 9 minutes long. The call to the alleged abuser, which takes place about midway through the recording, lasts about 3 minutes.

...At the end of the video, Carrillo said her alleged rapist will likely continue to get away with the attack because of the statute of limitations.

"I have been waiting to get some answers -- to get some sort of justice and now it's too late, because I waited too long," she said.]source: huffingtonpost.com

While there may be hope for Jamie Corrillo in getting her abuser brought to justice, there are countless others who may not be so fortunate. The Think Tank Tuesday question for today is should there be a statue of limitations on sexual abuse when it involves children? Leave a comment below or on Twitter.

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