Sex abuse victims are asking officials in Missouri’s top 10 cities to look at crimes that might have occured during the 1970s. But some prosecutors say it might be more difficult than it seems. David Clohessy with the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)is asking police and prosecutors in the state to re-open cases of sexual abuse from the 1970s after a court ruling said there was no statute of limitations on cases from most of that decade. But Mike Wright, past president of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, says it’s not that easy. Wright doesn’t see the recent court ruling as necessarily a green light for police and prosecutors to start chasing these alleged cases. He says it will still be up to victims to step forward and report the abuse. Clohessy admits that could be the toughest part of the process.
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