What is the statute of limitations in Virginia for sexually assaulting a 4-5 year old child. The offender was age 15-17.

Asked about 1 year ago - Springfield, VA

In the 1970s, a teen in my neighborhood repeatedly molested me and other children. I was aged 4-6, and other children varied in age up to age 10-12. The molestation included rape, sodomy, oral copulation, and child pornography. it is possible that the offender's parents were aware. The crimes were never reported. The offender was aged 15-17.
Can the offense still be prosecuted?
Can the offender be sued civilly?

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  1. James Donald Garrett

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    Answered . There are no statutes of limitations for felony charges in Virginia. You would need to contact the police department where the acts occurred. A detective will investigate the charges and report their findings to the Commonwealth Attorney's office; if they then find it appropriate, they will file criminal charges. As for civil remedies, I believe the statute of limitations has run on any claims you may have had.

    Good luck.

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