Bronx lawmakers calling for an end to the rape statute of limitation
Scientists can now use DNA evidence to link suspects around the Bronx and country to old rape cases. The new technology has some local lawmakers calling for an end to the rape statute of limitation. The current law places a five-year limit on cases in which the victim can identify the attacker, and a 10-year limit in cases where the victim cannot make an identification. Bronx Senator Jeffrey Klein and Assemblyman Peter Rivera are pushing separate legislation to end rape statutes of limitations. Rivera is also calling for a tax on alcohol to fund a $150 million DNA registry.