LA Prosecutors Will Not Charge Les Moonves

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The LA DS's office says that they will not file charges against CBS CEO Les Moonves for sex abuse allegations. 

NBC News reports that a woman told Los Angeles police that Moonves sexually abused her in the 1980s but prosecutors have declined to pursue the case because the statute of limitations has expired, prosecutors told NBC News on Tuesday.

The unidentified woman, an acquaintance of Moonves, went to police in December to report three incidents, one from 1986 and two others in 1988.

Based on the woman’s allegations, authorities were considering three possible criminal charges, two misdemeanors, battery and indecent exposure, and a felony, forced oral copulation. The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division investigated the case. The decision not to prosecute was made in February.

"Victim disclosed the second two incidents to a friend approximately a year before making report to law enforcement," according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney charge evaluation worksheet.

The case was handled by the Los Angeles County DA’S Entertainment Sex Crimes Task Force, which is reviewing about a dozen cases involving Hollywood figures accused of criminal misconduct ranging from inappropriate touching to rape. Prosecutors have declined to bring charges in another dozen cases citing issues including the expiration of the statute of limitations and insufficient evidence to uncooperative victims.