Statute of limitations extended on rape, sexual assaults

The statute of limitations on reporting rape and sexual assault has been extended in Nevada. Governor Sandoval signed a bill into law that changes the statute of limitations from four years to 20 years for all new rape and sexual assault cases. The bill’s sponsor Assemblywoman Irene Adams says it’s necessary because a large percentage of women don’t immediate report sexual assault due to fear or embarrassment. The law makes the statute of limitations on crimes of sexual assault equal to that of murder or terrorism.