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The Act provides that prosecution for serious violent offenses may be commenced at any time under certain circumstances. The Act removes the statute of limitation for the prosecution of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Rape, Aggravated Child Molestation, Aggravated Sodomy, and Aggravated Sexual Battery when DNA evidence is available to determine the identity of the accused and a sufficient portion of such DNA evidence is available for the accused to test. The Act also provides that the age limitation on prosecutions of certain crimes involving children who are victims be increased to age eighteen.

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