Bill Would Remove Statute of Limitations for Rape in Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--A bill at the Ohio Statehouse, unveiled on Wednesday, would eliminate the statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault in the state.

The bill will first go through the Ohio Senate, and also removes an odd provision, that allows a spouse to have sex with their partner, even if they are incapacitated by drugs or alcohol.

Governor Mike DeWine called for the statute of limitations to be eliminated. That came after the revelation that former Ohio State Athletics Physician, Dr. Richard Strauss, sexually assaulted hundreds of student-athletes over a period of three decades.

Ohio is currently one of 16 states that still has a statute of limitations on rape and sexual assault cases.