Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure Tit. XVII, Art. 571.1. Time limitation for certain sex offenses

Except as provided by Article 572 of this Chapter, the time within which to institute prosecution of the following sex offenses, regardless of whether the crime involves force, serious physical injury, death, or is punishable by imprisonment at hard labor shall be thirty years:  attempted first degree rape, also formerly titled aggravated rape ( R.S. 14:27 , R.S. 14:42 ), attempted second degree rape, also formerly titled forcible rape ( R.S. 14:27 , R.S. 14:42.1 ), sexual battery ( R.S. 14:43.1 ), second degree sexual battery ( R.S. 14:43.2 ), oral sexual battery ( R.S. 14:43.3 ), human trafficking ( R.S. 14:46.2(B)(2) or (3) ), trafficking of children for sexual purposes ( R.S. 14:46.3 ), felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile ( R.S. 14:80 ), indecent behavior with juveniles ( R.S. 14:81 ), pornography involving juveniles ( R.S. 14:81.1 ), molestation of a juvenile ( R.S. 14:81.2 ), prostitution of persons under eighteen ( R.S. 14:82.1 ), enticing persons into prostitution ( R.S. 14:86 ), crime against nature ( R.S. 14:89 ), aggravated crime against nature ( R.S. 14:89.1 ), crime against nature by solicitation ( R.S. 14:89.2(B)(3) ), that involves a victim under seventeen years of age.  This thirty-year period begins to run when the victim attains the age of eighteen.


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