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Criminal charges against child predators no longer limited

New law removes statute of limitions on sex crimes against children

Posted: May 3, 2012 - 1:49pm  |  Updated: May 3, 2012 - 1:54pm
State Rep. Ben Harbin speaks at the post-legislative breakfast on Thursday.  Jim Blaylock
Jim Blaylock
State Rep. Ben Harbin speaks at the post-legislative breakfast on Thursday.

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Sexual predators of children in Georgia no longer can wait out their crimes to avoid legal consequences.

Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Wednesday a bill that removes the statute of limitations on crimes committed by sexual predators of children.

Rep. Ben Harbin sponsored the bill and made the announcement that it now is law during a Thursday breakfast meeting sponsored by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

A victim of sexual abuse as a child, area radio personality Scott Hudson, 40, pushed for the bill when as an adult he tried to pursue criminal charges against his attacker.

Hudson said authorities verified the abuse, cut couldn’t pursue charges due to the statute of limitations.

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