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Surrounded by U.S. Marshals, former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on October 28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert plead guilty to bank fraud charges after he was accused of intentionally evading federal reporting requirements involving bank transactions. Hastert is alleged to have withdrawn more than $1.5 million dollars in several installments from bank accounts to make payments to an 'Individual A' to cover-up sexual abuse that reportedly took place when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Surrounded by U.S. Marshals, former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on October 28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert plead guilty to bank fraud charges after he was accused of intentionally evading federal reporting requirements involving bank transactions. Hastert is alleged to have withdrawn more than $1.5 million dollars in several installments from bank accounts to make payments to an 'Individual A' to cover-up sexual abuse that reportedly took place when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is calling for state lawmakers to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex crimes, following the sentencing yesterday of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to 15 months in prison for making illegal cash withdrawals.

Hastert was accused trying to pay off a former student who claimed that Hastert molested him decades ago when Hastert was his high school wrestling coach.

Law professor Marci Hamilton tells Here & Now's Robin Young that Illinois' call to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex crimes is part of a national trend.

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This segment aired on April 28, 2016.

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