6 Year SOL for Serious (Class A) Sexual Felonies, 3 Years for Others
: Haw. Rev. Stat. § 701-108(2)(b), (d).
- Sexual offenses that are Class A felonies include first degree sexual assault (most victims under age 16 and sexual act committed by strong compulsion), § 707-730, continuous sexual assault of a minor under 14 (offender resides in the same house as the minor or has recurring access, and engaged in three or more sexual acts while the minor is under 14), § 707-733, and first degree promotion of child abuse (including production or participation in the preparation of child pornography), § 707-750.
- Most other sexual offenses are non-Class-A felonies, e.g., incest, § 707-741, second and third degree sexual assault, §§ 707-731, -732, second and third degree promotion of child abuse, §§ 707-751, -752, first and second degree electronic enticement of a child, §§ 707-756, -757.
Delayed SOL for Felony Offenses Against Victims Under Age 18
: The SOL is tolled until the minor victim reaches the age of 18. § 701-108(6)(c).
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