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Re: Omnibus Sexual Harrassment in Media Discussion thread
« Reply #255 on: April 01, 2019, 01:49:39 PM »
NYPD investigating David Blaine for alleged sexual assault: report

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Celebrity magician David Blaine is under investigation by the New York Police Department for allegedly sexually assaulting two women, according to the Daily Beast.

A senior NYPD official told the news outlet that detectives with the police department’s Special Victims Unit took statements from two women who allege they were sexually assaulted by Blaine.

One of the incidents may fall outside the statute of limitations, as a woman told NYPD detectives Blaine sexually assaulted her inside his apartment in 1998.

The other instance stems from a 2004 allegation from former model Natasha Prince, who says Blaine raped her in London. Scotland Yard detectives reportedly took a statement from Prince at the time and declined to take additional action after investigating the allegation.

Why again is there a statute of limitations on rape and sexual assault?

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Re: Omnibus Sexual Harrassment in Media Discussion thread
« Reply #256 on: April 01, 2019, 02:25:09 PM »
NYPD investigating David Blaine for alleged sexual assault: report

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Celebrity magician David Blaine is under investigation by the New York Police Department for allegedly sexually assaulting two women, according to the Daily Beast.

A senior NYPD official told the news outlet that detectives with the police department’s Special Victims Unit took statements from two women who allege they were sexually assaulted by Blaine.

One of the incidents may fall outside the statute of limitations, as a woman told NYPD detectives Blaine sexually assaulted her inside his apartment in 1998.

The other instance stems from a 2004 allegation from former model Natasha Prince, who says Blaine raped her in London. Scotland Yard detectives reportedly took a statement from Prince at the time and declined to take additional action after investigating the allegation.

Why again is there a statute of limitations on rape and sexual assault?
I'm guessing a lot of these cases rely on witness testimony.  We all know how that degrades over time.  I'd rather see a system where you can't call eye witnesses in cases after a certain time but physical evidence would know no time limit.
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