So... the Statute of Limitations puts a limit on all minor crimes and most felonies. I can't find a succinct list of "major crimes" which are purported to be exempt from the statute. The definition reads this way:
A major crime is defined as a crime that is committed such as murder, forced rape, sexual molestation, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle or larceny theft, and/or any crime committed against the state; to include terrorism.
"Such as" really narrows it down, don't you think? What other crimes are such as the ones uses as examples?
Anyway, IMO, I think they should start defining what of these criminal complaints are indeed exempt from the statute, and investigate accordingly. AND, when a report is determined to be false, the person who filed it is charged accordingly. I'm certainly not condoning any of the acts that are true, but I do think there is a responsibility on the part of the victim to report a crime when a crime is committed. And when they lie, as so many of them have been shown to do so, then they should be accountable to the law as well.
In all of these cases, I always ask the question... "Now why would a person wait this long to report something that happened to them?" Sometimes (seldom) there is a fair and reasonable explanation. Unfortunately, almost always there is a motivating factor that has nothing to do with justice or vindication for someone who was wronged. It's financial reward usually provided by someone or ones with an agenda, be it political or personal. Because I am unable to discern what is and what isn't, I choose to discount these over-hyped claims that fail the test of what any normal, prudent person would do... report the incident as soon as possible.