Governor Reynolds has signed a bill into law that eliminates the statute of limitations for sex crimes against minors. Senate File 562 was signed into law on Wednesday.
The prior law states that minors who were victims of sex crimes had until age 33, to come forward and seek prosecution. In a statement on the bill, Reynolds thanked a lady named Kimberly Gleason.
Gleason was a victim of sexual abuse as a child, Reynolds thanked Gleason for her efforts in advocating for the legislation. The bill passed the Iowa House by an overwhelming 84-2 margin. Iowa now becomes the 14th state in the U.S., to eliminate the statute of limitations on these type of crimes.