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Civil Statute of Limitations

  • Delayed SOL for Child Abuse Suits : 18 Years Old + 5 Years. Idaho Code 6-1704.
  • Discovery Rule : The SOL begins to run when the victim discovers or should have discovered the injury and its causal relationship to the abuse. Id.
  • No Retroactivity : The statute explicitly applies prospectively. 6-1705 (effective July 1, 1989).
Criminal Statute of Limitations

  • No SOL for Most Sexual Offenses Against Victims Under Age 16 : Idaho has no statute of limitations for prosecuting sexual abuse of a child, or lewd conduct with a minor, under age 16, 19-401, or for rape of a victim under age 18. Id. Felonies carry 5 year SOLs. 19-402. Accord, e.g., 18-6602 (incest), 18-1507 (sexual exploitation of a child), 18-1508a (sexual battery of a minor) 18-1509a (enticing a child over the internet) with 18-111 (defining felonies).

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