The statute of limitations would be eliminated for sex offenses, under a bill moving forward in the Minnesota House. Laura Stearns told lawmakers she was first assaulted at age 10, and later by a perpetrator at Children’s Theatre Company. Stearns says, “I was in my 30s, working through these assaults in therapy, before I was able to completely understand and embrace the fact that I had not only had bad things happen to me, but that these were actually criminal actions… perpetrated against me.”
Committee Chairman Carlos Mariani called it a “vitally important” bill for the 2019 legislative session. Backers says for constitutional reasons the change unfortunately cannot be retroactive.