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Lesley B.

"Stop The Statute of Limitations (SOL) on Child & Adult Sex Crimes - Rape, Molestation, Sexual Assault, Pedophilia, Sexual Harassment #StopTheStatute"

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“Stop The Statute of Limitations (SOL) on Child & Adult Sex Crimes - Rape, Molestation, Sexual Assault, Pedophilia, Sexual Harassment #metoo #StopTheStatute”

Stop The Statute of Limitations (SOL) on Child & Adult Sex Crimes - Rape, Molestation, Sexual Assault, Pedophilia, Sexual Harassment #metoo #StopTheStatute


My WWII hero father once said to me,

“You should never take advantage of someone that is weak or vulnerable just because you can."

Little did he know how much his simple words would one day mean to his beloved daughter as the 1st survivor of 10 (4 in SOL 6 outside of it) known victims to report a 15 yr active & violent serial rapist who continuously got off with slaps on the wrist. 

Our Story:

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/December-2016/Marc-Winner/

The time is NOW to Stop The Statute of Limitations on Sex Crimes for children and adults.

Sign Petition at Change.org below & Share!

http://chn.ge/2ilDDoJ


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Please click link above to sign petition and link above it to learn about sadistic & emboldened rapist Marc Winner to understand the gravity of predators like him and read below to understand more why we must #StopTheStatute of limitations on sex crimes, once and for all.

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Over 16 years, I hoped and prayed this day would actually never come, because although I knew he couldn’t stop-it was my greatest wish that he would, so no one else would be violently raped by him again.

Painfully, that was not the case with 4 in the SOL and 10 total we know about in a 15 year period.

The continuous promises made to me when they wanted me to be okay with the plea deal, were not kept. Woman after woman reported him only to be disbelieved and disregarded, because of archaic belief systems even within the justice system and Chicagoland Cook County City and Suburbs being on different computer systems. How senseless is that?

This has not been an easy road. It’s actually been harder than I would ever be able to explain. My sister and brother survivors understand why sexual assault is the most under reported crime, because coming forward in order to protect others from a monster has no upsides due to the revictimization of stigma, harassment, a pretty inept and broken system, and those who want to make rape of all things about politics or shaming and blaming the survivor rather than stopping the perp.

It’s been a long 16+ years with much joy after I came to terms with the unthinkable, but I really got thrown for a loop that invasion day almost two years ago now when I found out he was back or I should say never actually left. For he remained active and my reporting him, going to all our trial dates, and his slap on the wrist plea deal didn’t keep him from continuing his proclivity to do irreparable and permanent harm.

I do not feel any of the unfounded shame or blame any longer. I could really careless what the ignorant callous bullies towards survivors of rape think or say either.

I do however feel an immense responsibility to my sisters who survived him, all sister and brother survivors, and the community at large to see this through to the end-to finish this-and to help convict him anyway that I lawfully can so he never hurts another living soul again.

Many confusingly mock and attack survivor activists who put it all on the line to stop criminals by using the term social justice warrior as a negative connotation on the internet and elsewhere. However, what they don’t seem to understand is that this is NOT a political issue and a violent despicable crime such as rape can never be referred to as “social.” It’s a matter of stopping a violent criminal from seriously hurting others in a way that the survivors receive a life sentence. Rape is actually a CRIMINAL JUSTICE issue-always has been, always will be.

As a Criminal Justice issue, one way to end the emboldening of predators like Marc Winner, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, James Toback, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, Louis CK, Larry Nassar, Roger Ailes, the many that hurt Corey Feldman & Corey Haim, and Denny Hastert (to name only a small few) is to stop the SOL clock. Predators know very well that they have a time clock they can easily run out during the often decades of time it takes a victim to come forward and be a survivor. The time is NOW to #StopTheStatute of Limitations on ALL sex crimes such as Sexual Assault and Harassment in every state for children and adults once and for all.

There are no statutes in different states on Forgery, types of Fraud, Murder, Manslaughter, Attempted Murder, Arson, types of DUI accidents, and even in a few on Rape, but a few isn’t good enough-Rape is a life sentence, so should be the time period it takes to report it (which remember does not mean the lack of burden of proof) in order to help deter.

The system needs to give survivors the time they need to come to terms with the heinous violation to their body and spirit in order to get closure and justice-How can’t everyone have some common sense, reasonably understand, and get behind that?

#metoo

#Ibelieveyou
#stopthestatute



 
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About Me Sexual Assault Survivor Activist Lesley Barton is the 1st survivor of record and has been the voice for her 9 sister victim survivors (4 within the statute and 5 outside of the statute and Lesley) on DNAInfo, ABC7, NBC5, CBS2 and its affiliates including WBBM FM, WGN9 and its affiliates including the Chicago Tribune, Nationally on Crime Watch Daily interviewed by Elizabeth Smart, and in the U.K.'s Daily Mail. There is also a very deep and disturbing over 4000 word investigative story written by the incomparable David Bernstein in Chicago Magazine's December edition et al regarding the ongoing and developing story of accused tanning salon serial rapist Marc Winner in order to try and help stop him from hurting another soul ever again.

She is now spearheading #stopthestatute which is a movement of individuals across the globe whose primary mission is to help all survivors, our children, and future generations, by stopping the statute of limitations on rape, once & for all.
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