What is the Statute of Limitation on the Most Serious Sex Offenses?

In some cases, such as murder, there is no statute of limitations due to the severity of the conduct and the societal interest in punishing the perpetrators.  The reasoning is that while a suspect has a right to a speedy trial, this right is outweighed by the need for justice to the victim’s family.  In certain sex offenses, especially involving minor victims, a similar approach is taken by our legislature, as the following case describes –