2021 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXXVIII - Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders
Chapter 556 - Preliminary Provisions (Criminal Code)
Section 556.037 - Time limitations for prosecutions for sexual offenses involving a person under eighteen.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 556.037 (2021)

Effective - 28 Aug 2018, 4 histories

556.037. Time limitations for prosecutions for sexual offenses involving a person under eighteen. — 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 556.036, prosecutions for unlawful sexual offenses involving a person eighteen years of age or under may be commenced at any time.

2. For purposes of this section, "sexual offenses" include, but are not limited to, all offenses for which registration is required under sections 589.400 to 589.425.

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(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, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491, A.L. 2018 S.B. 655 merged with S.B. 819)

CROSS REFERENCES:

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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