Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that could increase the statute of limitations for rape cases from six to 20 years. Proponents of the bill argue (pdf) that victims shouldn’t have time limits when pursuing justice and that rapists need to be held accountable for their crimes. Opponents counter (pdf) that victims should be prompt when reporting a rape because fresh evidence is necessary for a fair trial.
- Gail Meyer: Legislative representative for the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Danielle Tudor: Victim advocate and activist with Crime Victims United of Oregon