CHAPTER 966
LIMITATION OF PROSECUTIONS

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Sec. 54-193a. Limitation of prosecution for offenses involving sexual abuse of minor.
Sec. 54-193b. Limitation of prosecution for sexual assault offenses when DNA evidence available.

      Sec. 54-193a. Limitation of prosecution for offenses involving sexual abuse of minor.

      Defendant's prosecution for first degree sexual assault with respect to his minor foster son was not time barred; statutory limitations period for beginning prosecutions "within five years from the date the victim notifies any police officer or state's attorney ... of the commission of the offense" was triggered when victim told police of defendant's actions during an interview, not when Department of Children and Families faxed police notification of suspected abuse based on statements that victim had made to department employee. 280 C. 551. No persuasive evidence that legislature intended to limit section to crimes of which an express element is sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or sexual assault. Id.

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      Sec. 54-193b. Limitation of prosecution for sexual assault offenses when DNA evidence available. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 54-193 and 54-193a, there shall be no limitation of time within which a person may be prosecuted for a violation of section 53a-70, 53a-70a, 53a-70b, 53a-71, 53a-72a or 53a-72b, provided (1) the victim notified any police officer or state's attorney acting in such police officer's or state's attorney's official capacity of the commission of the offense not later than five years after the commission of the offense, and (2) the identity of the person who allegedly committed the offense has been established through a DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) profile comparison using evidence collected at the time of the commission of the offense.

      (P.A. 00-80, S. 1, 3; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4, S. 89.)

      History: P.A. 00-80 effective May 16, 2000, and applicable to any offense committed prior to, on or after said date; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4 deleted former limitation of time within which a person may be prosecuted for specified offenses of "not later than twenty years from the date of the commission of the offense" and provided that "there shall be no limitation of time" within which a person may be so prosecuted, effective July 1, 2007.

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