(ONN) – Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has sent the Ohio General Assembly a letter, urging lawmakers to end Ohio’s statute of limitations on rape.
The letter’s signatories include Yost and five former Ohio attorneys general, including Republicans Betty Montgomery and Jim Petro and Democrats Nancy Rogers, Lee Fisher and Richard Cordray.
The attorney general cited the lack of a statute of limitations on murder as justification to end those limitations on rape. Ohio’s current statute of limitations for rape is 20 years.
Governor DeWine, during his terms as attorney general, advocated for the end of the statute of limitations in wake of the investigation into the late Dr. Richard Strauss, who abused at least 177 students in his 20 years at Ohio State University.