1. … there’s a statute of limitations on sex abuse in Germany?

    Why?? Particularly if it means more than two-thirds who are suspected of it have (if guilty) basically got away with it?

  2. there’s a statute of limitations on sex abuse in Germany?

    I suppose when we let most of them off the genocide rap and rebuilt their economy, they sort of followed suit.

  3. Sorry, peeps, this is what happens when unqualified people try their hands at translations.
    You really don’t want to take everything to read in English literally.
    Not unless it’s the King James version.

  4. Yes, we certainly do not want to speak of such things lest we offend those who would rather “make nice” than protect the innocent.

  5. Serious for half a second?
    It’s a bit like being let off on a technicality in English courts.

    Some crimes, like murder and rape can be tried years and years after the event until the suspect has died.
    Others come under the statute of limitation, they lapse after a certain period of years. So if you’ve been stealing sweets from a shop you can no longer be prosecuted for that 10 years later.

    So if these cases of abuse refer to lesser sexual offences, say, forcing someone to kiss you, they can no longer be tried after a certain time.
    Different crimes lapse after different numbers of years.

    So what the article means is that all 94 suspected crimes have been investigated by the police, but charges could only be brought in 30cases.

    Not good, but not quite the same as sweeping things under the carpet.

  6. Wot Susan S. said. 94?! What kind of fraction of a fraction of a fraction of the GUILTY is that?!

  7. You can mention sexual abuse. You can mention clergy. But what you can’t do is put a picture of some clergy and mention sexual abuse and clergy.

    Good to see you have learned your lesson MP even if, as the Germans would have it,

    it ‘maks nics’