New Sex Assault Bill Discussed In Salem

SALEM, Ore. — A bill that would allow victims of certain sex crimes to prosecute abusers after Oregon’s statute of limitation expires is up for discussion at the state capitol.

The Oregon Abuse Advocates And Survivors Service plans to rally at the capitol before bringing House Bill 3284 to the attention of lawmakers.

Advocates say sometimes the sex crimes victims have a hard time speaking out about the abuse. Right now, for most, legal action must be taken within six years of the incidents.