California Penal Code 288.7

Are you facing charges for Sexual Acts with a Child Under 10? Violation of Penal Code 288.7 is a very serious sex crime offense. Anyone facing these charges are encouraged to take advantage of our free case evaluation. A MacGregor & Collins, LLP sex crime lawyer will speak with you for up to one hour and help you to better understand your charges.

 

PC 288.7 Defined

 

An adult who engages in sexual acts with a minor under 10 is prosecuted under this penal code. It represents one of the most serious cases of sexual assault under the law.

 

In order to prosecute for CPC 288.7 Sexual Acts with a Child Under 10, the state has the burden to prove you are guilty of:

 

  • deliberately engaging in sexual acts with a minor under the age of ten

 

CPC 288.7 Penalties

 

The California penalties or punishment for Sexual Acts with a Child Under 10 depend on the specific crime that was committed

 

These are:

 

1) California Penal Code 288.7A

 

Sodomy with a minor under 10 – which is the sexual penetration of the genitals or rectum. It’s a felony, where those found guilty will face:

 

Felony:

 

  • 25 Years to Life in the California State Prison
  • Registration as a lifetime sex offender

 

See California Penal Code 286 for more details about Sodomy.

 

2) California Penal Code 288.7B

 

Oral Copulation or penetration with a minor under 10 – which is the act of sexual intercourse with a foreign object or oral sex between two parties – the adult and the minor under 10. It’s a felony, where those found guilty will face:

 

Felony:

 

  • 15 Years to Life in the California State Prison
  • Registration as a lifetime sex offender

 

See California Penal Code 288 a for more details about Oral Copulation, and California Penal Code 289, regarding sexual penetration.

 

If you are facing Sexual Acts with a Child Under 10 for California Penal Code Section 288.7, the OC criminal defense attorneys at MacGregor & Collins can help you. We will provide you with the legal experience needed to help put you in a position to be successful. A conviction for sex crimes can affect your employment opportunities and create a strain between family and friends. Contact us now to find out how you can limit the damage and get immediate assistance.

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