Statute of Limitations
TV3 News ran a story on 2nd April about the need for a statute of limitations.
They interviewed Dr Felicity Goodyear-Smith (wife of MENZ Admin JohnP)
Photo: Felicity being interviewed on TV 3 news.
The call is endorsed by the doctor who launched a support group for men who claimed they had been wrongly accused of sexual crimes:
“If there is no corroborative evidence, there is no way to distinguish who is telling the truth [or] whose memory is accurate and therefore you can’t find someone guilty beyond reasonable doubt. That’s the reason we need a statute of limitations.”
Heather Henare from Women’s Refuge disagreed:
There is no threshold for women and children who have been abused – they know what’s happened to them and it’s really important that we believe woman’s stories and we support them.