Allen Glade Steed
In a recent Resolution Hearing in Utah, the prosecutor and defendant, Allen Glade Steed, failed to come to an agreed disposition of his criminal case. Attorney Jim Bradshaw, on behalf of Steed, indicated he may file a motion to dismiss because because the statute of limitations may have expired. There has been some talk about this over on TxBluesMan’s site about whether Steed was properly charged or the alleged offense reported within the limitations period.
Below is the charging instrument, which contains the relevant dates:
The alleged instances of rape occurred between April 2001 and September 2004. Steed is charged with rape.In Utah there is no limitation on the time period in which prosecution for rape must commence.
76-1-301. Offenses for which prosecution may be commenced at any time.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this code, prosecution for the following offenses may be commenced at any time:
(1) capital felony;
(2) aggravated murder;
(5) child abuse homicide;
(6) aggravated kidnapping;
(7) child kidnapping;
(9) rape of a child;
(10) object rape;
(11) object rape of a child;
(12) forcible sodomy;
(13) sodomy on a child;
(14) sexual abuse of a child;
(15) aggravated sexual abuse of a child; or
(16) aggravated sexual assault.