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As for the cap on statutory limitations, the notion of such a cap is nothing less than an enabling facility for predatory sexual criminals and the institutions that harbor, hide and/or protect them.
Arguing in support of a legal convenience that aids and abets sexual predators and the institutions that protect them is - at best - inhumane. Sexual molestation is a crime and predatory pattern of behavior that flourishes in secrecy and actively seeks to exploit all disparities in power between the perpetrator and victim. Keeping and enforcing a statutory limit on the prosecution of sexual predators cements just one more lever of power disparity to be exploited by predators and the institutions that protect them from the children they scarred for life.
In the end, teenaged victims are not conversant in the subtleties of the law. Predators, by definition, use every weapon at their disposal to capture and control their prey including the specifics of the law. In short, caps subject teenaged victims of a sexual predator’s violence to the law of the jungle from which the victim him/herself is then responsible for escaping.
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