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Scott Baio won’t face criminal prosecution for allegedly raping Nicole Eggert, his co-star in the hit 1980s TV series “Charles in Charge,” the Los Angeles County District Attorney has decided.
“The applicable statute of limitations to the crimes alleged by the victim have expired. Thus, the case is declined,” prosecutors’ charge evaluation sheet says, according to People.com.
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At the time of the alleged abuse, prosecution of a sexual assault offence against a minor in California had to begin within 10 years of the alleged incident. While California eliminated the statute of limitations for sex assault on victims under 18 last year, the change is not retroactive.
Eggert, 46, publicly accused Baio in late January, using Twitter to allege that Baio molested her when they starred on the show while she was 14 to 17. Then, during an appearance on “Megyn Kelly Today,” Eggert alleged the sexual abuse “happened quite often” at Baio’s house — more than 10 times and about once a week, she said.
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Eggert reported the abuse to police in February. According to prosecutors’ charge evaluation sheet, she said she was sexually assaulted on four...
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