File- This Jan. 12, 1993 file photo shows director Woody Allen trading grins with a pursuing television reporter as he arrives at State Supreme Court in Manhattan, New York, for a hearing in which he requested more liberal visitation rights with his children during his ongoing dispute with ex-lover actress Mia Farrow. Dylan Farrow renewed molestation allegations against Allen, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, claiming the movie director sexually assaulted her when she was 7 after he and actress Mia Farrow adopted her. (AP Photo/Mario Cabrera, File)
HARTFORD, Conn.— The Connecticut prosecutor who investigated Woody Allen on child molestation claims more than 20 years ago but didn’t file charges says it’s too late for the film director to be prosecuted.
Former Litchfield County state attorney Frank Maco said in a phone interview Sunday with The Associated Press that the statute of limitations on adopted daughter Dylan Farrow’s accusations ran out at least 15 years ago.
Maco had said in 1993 that he lacked evidence to prosecute Allen but suspected the abuse did occur. He retired in 2003.
Farrow renewed allegations against Allen in an open letter to The New York Times on Saturday, saying he sexually assaulted her when she was 7 after he and actress Mia Farrow adopted her.
Allen has denied the accusations.