Logan, UT asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Utah

Q: When I was 9 (I'm 14 now)someone tried to rape me and did sexually assault me can I press charges w/ no evidence?

1 Lawyer Answer
Benjamin Oxford
Benjamin Oxford
Answered

A: You can certainly file a police report, because your own testimony is evidence. However, whether charges can be brought depends on the statute of limitations that exists in your state. Most states allow charges to be brought until a certain amount of time after you turn 18 years of age. So, most likely you can file a police report and a prosecutor could legally file charges, whether that happens is up to the discretion of the prosecutor.

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