Tags: assault, limitations, scrapped, sexual, statute
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The statute of limitations on sexualassault has been scrapped.
The landmark judgment was handed down in the Johannesburg High Court today. Previously Section 18 of the Criminal Procedure Act stipulated a 20-year time period for such cases to be prosecuted.
This was challenged by the Frankel 8 – who alleged they were sexually abused by late philanthropist Sidney Frankel.
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