2005 Missouri Revised Statutes - § 556.037. — Time limitations for prosecutions for sexual offenses involving a person under eighteen.

556.037. 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 twenty years after the victim reaches the age of eighteen unless the prosecutions are for forcible rape, attempted forcible rape, forcible sodomy, kidnapping, 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)

CROSS REFERENCES: Childhood sexual abuse damage action, time limitation on bringing action after August 28, 1990, RSMo 537.046 Statute of limitation in action for damages for sexual contact with person within third degree of consanguinity or affinity, RSMo 516.371

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