YWCA supports Gov. DeWine’s suggestion for changes in statute of limitations

YWCA supports Gov. DeWine’s suggestion for changes in statute of limitations

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OF PHARMACY TODAY… MAD RIVER REMEDIES WAS AWARDED A DISPENSARY CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION TODAY.THE DISPENSARY IS ON AIRWAY ROAD IN RIVERSIDE. WHEN IT OPENS IT’LL JOIN “ABOUT WELLNESS” IN LEBANON AS THE ONLY TWO MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES OPEN IN SOUTHWEST OHIO.MAD RIVER REMEDIES HAS NOT SET AN OPENING DAY. BROOKE:NOW, CONTINUING COVERAGE OF A FORMER OHIO STATE TEAM DOCTOR ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ABUSING ATHLETES FOR YEARS. BROOKE:THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST RICHARD STRAUSS ARE PROMPTING GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE TO ASK FOR A REVIEW OF STATE LAWS. MARK:2 NEWS REPORTER JUDITH RETANA IS SPEAKING WITH THE Y-W-C-A ABOUT WHAT A CHANGE IN LAWS COULD MEAN FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS. JUDITH RETANAIF STRAUSS WERE ALIVE TODAY, OHIO LAW WOULD NOT ALLOW HIM TO BE PROSECUTED FOR ACCUSATIONS JUST NOW COMING TO LIGHT.THATS BECAUSE THE STATE’S STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS SAYS TOO MUCH TIME HAS PASSED SINCE THE CRIMES OCCURED.THAT BARRIER TO JUSTICE IS WHAT GOVERNOR DEWINE IS NOW ASKING LAWMAKERS TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK. GOV. MIKE DEWINE: “I DONT HAVE A MAGICAL NUMBER WITH THEM OR WHAT SHOULD BE THE CORRECT NUMBER BUT SEXUAL ASSAULTS, THIS TYPE OF CRIME IS JUST SO FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT”IN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER — GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE ASKS LEGISLATORS TO REVISIT OHIO’S SEXUAL ASSAULTS LAWS. DEWINE: “IT IS TIME I BELIVE FOR THE STATE OF OHIO TO GET RID OF THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR RAPE IN THE STATE”WE WENT THE YWCA WHO SAYS THIS IS A GOOD FIRST STEP FOR SURVIVORS COPING WITH TRAUMA. CAITLIN BENTLEY/SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAM MANAGER: “ELIMINATING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATION CAN REALLY HELP SURVIVORS WHEN THEY HAVE WORKED THROUGH THEIR TRAUMA” SHE GIVES US A LOOK AT THE STATE’S STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A VARIETY OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS.”GROSS SEXUAL IMPOSITION, 20 YEARS. SEXUAL IMPOSITION 2 YEARS”BENTLEY SAYS VICTIMS MANY TIMES AREN’T THINKING ABOUT LAWS RIGHT AWAY, THEY’RE JUST TRYING TO PROCESSHAHA.BENTLEY: “TRAUMA ANDEANG FM TRS A ONE SIZE FITS ALL PROCESS. NEITHER SHOULD BE THE WAY WE RNDFOLKS TRAUMA”THE STATUTE CAN SOMETIMES BE BARRIER TO HEALING. BENTLEY: “MANY FOLKS CANL KEH, WAS FINALLY READY TO GRASP THIS POWER BACK AND ITS GONE AGAIN” WHILE DEWINE ASKS LEGISLATORS TO CHANGE STATE LAWS, BENTLY JUST HOPES THE PEOPLE MOST AFFECTED BY THIS WILL BE KEPT IN MIND. BENTLEY: “I DO HOPE IS THAT FOLKS WHO ARE OUR LEGISLATOR LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF SURVIVORS AND HONOR THEM” JUDITH RETANAALONG WITH ELIMINATING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR RAPE CASES AND EXTENDING IT IN OTHER CASES,… THE GOVERNOR ALSO WANTS HARSHER PUNISHMENT FOR PREPETRATORS IN POSITIONS OF POWER. JUDITH RETANA 2 NEWS WORKING FOR YOU. MARK:WE’RE FOLLOWING UP ON A

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