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How long does one have to file spousal rape charges?

Sacramento, CA |

If a woman left her husband 2 years ago, and is now threating to file spousal rape against him unless he does something for her, can she do that? It's been 2 years - so I wanted to know how long one has to press such charges.

More specifically - she stated "if you do not amend your taxes, to remove 2 of our children, I will say that you did this". Technically, that is extortion..... This is what I want to know if she can do.... thanks

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Attorney answers 1


The statute of limitations on spousal rape is 6 years.