Judge Hartford has ruled that it is entirely irrational and arbitrary to have a random cut off time of 20 years for proscription of sexual offences when many victims suffer quietly. JOHANNESBURG - The High Court in Johannesburg has found that the law must encourage the prosecution of sexual offences and not hush victims.
SA won, says activist after 20-year proscription bar lifted off sexual offences
The Frankel Eight went to the High Court in an attempt to change the law which prevented victims of sexual abuse from criminally charging their abusers 20 years after the crime. Several people claiming to have been sexually assaulted by billionaire Sidney Frankel as children during the 1970s and 1980s have laid a civil claim against the businessman.
Lifting of 20-year proscription bar ‘momentous occasion for children’s rights’
The order is wider than expected as it applies to both children and adults. This means that there will no longer be a 20-year bar on criminal charges involving sexual abuse. Picture: Supplied
JOHANNESBURG - Parliament now has 18 months to amend Section 18 of Criminal Procedure Act after the High Court in Johannesburg declared it unconstitutional.
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