Dispatch - Bill extending time limit on rape prosecutions on way to governor

July 15, 2015 - Ohio rape victims would get several additional years to seek prosecution of their attacker under a measure approved unanimously by the Ohio House on Tuesday and sent to the governor.

The legislation would increase the period allowed for prosecution of rape or sexual battery from 20 to 25 years. When DNA is used to match a rapist with his victim after the 25-year period has expired, another five years would be granted for prosecution. READ MORE