Reply To: Hastert released from prison to sex offender treatment

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Sandy Rozek
Sandy Rozek
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He could not be charged because of a statute of limitations.
NARSOL does not advocate for the removal of such statutes. After years have gone by, evidence and witnesses are unreliable or gone. The ability to receive a fair trial is severely comprised when charges are made many years after the offense is alleged to have occurred. This may and does protect the guilty, but it also protects the innocent.