Limitation on prosecution or conviction for failure to report.
1. A person may not be prosecuted or convicted pursuant to NRS 202.882 unless a court in this State or any other jurisdiction has entered a judgment of conviction against a culpable actor for:
(a) The violent or sexual offense against the child; or
(b) Any other offense arising out of the same facts as the violent or sexual offense against the child.
2. For any violation of NRS 202.882, an indictment must be found or an information or complaint must be filed within 1 year after the date on which:
(a) A court in this State or any other jurisdiction has entered a judgment of conviction against a culpable actor as provided in subsection 1; or
(b) The violation is discovered,
Ê whichever occurs later.
3. For the purposes of this section:
(a) A court in “any other jurisdiction” includes, without limitation, a tribal court or a court of the United States or the Armed Forces of the United States.
(b) “Convicted” and “conviction” mean a judgment based upon:
(1) A plea of guilty or nolo contendere;
(2) A finding of guilt by a jury or a court sitting without a jury;
(3) An adjudication of delinquency or finding of guilt by a court having jurisdiction over juveniles; or
(4) Any other admission or finding of guilt in a criminal action or a proceeding in a court having jurisdiction over juveniles.
(c) A court “enters” a judgment of conviction against a person on the date on which guilt is admitted, adjudicated or found, whether or not:
(1) The court has imposed a sentence, a penalty or other sanction for the conviction; or
(2) The person has exercised any right to appeal the conviction.
(d) “Culpable actor” means a person who:
(1) Causes or perpetrates an unlawful act;
(2) Aids, abets, commands, counsels, encourages, hires, induces, procures or solicits another person to cause or perpetrate an unlawful act; or
(3) Is a principal in any degree, accessory before or after the fact, accomplice or conspirator to an unlawful act.
Last modified: February 25, 2006