Temple, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: What are the statue of limitations on child abuse. How long after the child being abused can u still report the incident

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Paul Saputo Jr.
Paul Saputo Jr.
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Limitation periods vary depending on the specific offense charged. And there is no one offense in Texas for "child abuse." Several child abuse-related offenses have no limitation period, such as Indecency with a Child, Sexual Assault (under some circumstances), and Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child or Children.

However, there is a five year limitation period for Abandoning or Endangering a Child, and there is a period related to the child's eighteenth birthday for Sexual Performance by a Child.

These are just examples.

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