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LAPD sends three Harvey Weinstein sex abuse cases to DA's office

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Three alleged sexual abuse cases have been filed against movie producer Harvey Weinstein in a Los Angeles County Court. The DA's office will review the cases against Weinstein and determine whether there's enough evidence to bring criminal charges against him. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Police Department handed over three sex crime cases against Harvey Weinstein in the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, a police spokesperson said Thursday.

The disgraced movie producer has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of actresses since October.

The LAPD forwarded the cases Feb. 1. but gave no details about the accusers or their allegations, NBC News reported.

Previously, the department said it was investigating two cases: one was a rape claim made by an Italian model in 2013, and the other was an allegation that Weinstein committed “lewd acts” in 2015.

Late last year, the Beverly Hills Police Department referred two cases to the L.A. County DA, which are still under review.

Authorities in New York and London are also investigating complaints against the 65-year-old, but no charges have been filed to date.

What happens next?

The DA's office will review the cases against Weinstein and determine whether there's enough evidence to bring criminal charges against him.

How long is the statute of limitations?

For most sexual assaults, the statute of limitations is 10 years in California.

What else?

In November, the DA's office launched a sexual abuse task force to review the high volume of cases following the Weinstein scandal.

Five cases against director James Toback are also under review by the DA's office.

Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex with his accusers. Some of the accusations go back nearly three decades.

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