You said "stopped being affected" which is so vague it would never happen.Not the same. If you rob a store, the other party stops being wronged as soon as you leave the store. Someone who's been imprisoned doesn't stop being wronged until they're released.
Statutes of limitations, which date back to early Roman Law, are a fundamental part of European and U.S. law. These statutes, which apply to both civil and criminal actions, are designed to prevent fraudulent and stale claims from arising after all evidence has been lost or after the facts have become obscure through the passage of time or the defective memory, death, or disappearance of witnesses.
It specifically applies to the criminal act itself. Not the harm caused by it.
If people got put in jail for false rape claims... this man would still be in jail right now.. cause she sure as hell wouldn't have admitted it.
She might not get jail time.... but everyone that knows her will now look at her differently and she'll always be that woman that lied about getting raped and got her father put in jail for 9 years.
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