Law changes statute of limitations for sex crimes

 

April 24, 2019

Emma Epperly

FINALLY: Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Dinah Griffey after signing Senate Bill 5649. Inslee mentioned both Rep. Dan Griffey and his wife Dinah Griffey in his remarks on the bill.

There will be no statute of limitations for most sex crimes against minors and longer statutes of limitations for rape under legislation signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

The new law is the culmination of five years of work for Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, who has proposed variations of the legislation over his three terms in the Legislature. Griffey worked with prosecuting attorneys and the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, along with fellow legislators, to come to a compromise bill.

This issue is personal to Griffey, who has tearfully shared the stories of his wife and daughter, both have been sexually assaulted. Griffey's wife, Dinah Griffey, testified this year sha...



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