I was sexually abused by my step father from ages 6-12. He was reported by my mother in 2002, but I was intimidated out of pressing charges by my minister. I was told to give no information to law inforcement on the details of the crime or even to admit that it had happened. He ended up confessing to exposing himself once when I was 12 and claimed that was his only offense. The state's attorney had no other information and no one was pressing charges, so he was only convicted of aggrivated criminal sexual assault on a 12 year old. I've finally build up the nerve to press charges, but I'm not sure if Illinois law allows it with statutes of limitation or double jeopardy.
Family Law Attorney
Post this in Illinois.