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What is the statute of limitations in Texas for childhood sexual assault?

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I was sexually assaulted when I was 5 yrs old by an adult male. I am now 44 yrs old. I want to press charges against this individual. Is it too late?

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10 years from when you turned 18, so yes, too late.



I thought so, but thank you.

Deepali Meenu Walters

Deepali Meenu Walters


You're welcome.


At this point it is too late. A report would have had to have been made within the first several years of your 18th birthday.


10 years from when the victim turns 18 years old. In essence, it is when the victim is 28 years old.

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