California Penal Code sections 288.7(a) and (b): Sexual acts with a child 10 years old or younger.

This offense is a felony. A conviction of this offense could be punishable by 15 years to life in prison. If you are accused of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child who is 10 years of age or younger in California, you are facing extremely serious consequences and you should retain an attorney immediately. If the police contact you to discuss any allegations against you relating to this charge, do not speak with them until consulting with an attorney.

Subdivision (a) states, “[a]ny person 18 years of age or older who engages in sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child who is 10 years of age or younger is guilty of a felony.” This offense is a felony. A conviction of this offense could be punishable by 25 years to life in prison. If you are accused of sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child who is 10 years of age or younger in California, you are facing extremely serious consequences and you should hire an attorney immediately.

Subdivision (b) states, “[a]ny person 18 years of age or older who engages in oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child who is 10 years of age or younger is guilty of a felony.” This offense is a felony. A conviction of this offense could be punishable by 15 years to life in prison. If you are accused of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child who is 10 years of age or younger in California, you are facing extremely serious consequences and you should hire an attorney immediately.

If you are accused of sex crimes involving children, you have rights to fair treatment and a trial

In order for the prosecution to prove their case, they must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. The defendant engaged in an act of sexual intercourse, or sodomy, or oral copulation, or sexual penetration with a child;
  2. When the defendant did so, the child was 10 years of age or younger; AND
  3. At the time of the act, the defendant was at least 18 years old.

It is important to note that a person becomes one year older as soon as the first minute of his or her birthday has begun.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE ARE FACING ANY CHARGES  OR HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY LAW EFORCEMENT TO DISCUSS ACCUSATIONS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, CONTACT THE LAW OFFICES OF JEROD GUNSBERG AT (323) 633-3423 OR (310) 210-0744 OR USE THIS CONFIDENTIAL FORM