Senator announces push to change way rape cases are tried in New York
Senator Jeff Klein (D- Bronx/Westchester) called on the state early Sunday morning for a push to change the way rape cases are tried in New York.
Klein says right now there?s a loophole that allows many sexual predators to be held unaccountable for their actions. It?s a statute of limitations that allows them to go free after five years. Klein wants to abolish the statute and have rapists tried the same way as accused murderers or kidnappers.
The bill is currently in the Senate?s rules committee and Klein hopes it will pass before this year?s session is over in five days.