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Defending Against Sexual Abuse Charges in Orange County

Legal Advocacy for Sexual Abuse Accusations in Southern California

In Orange County, California, anyone accused of engaging in sexual acts with a child may quickly lose their job, be left by their family, and lose close friends. Child molestation is viewed as a particularly vicious crime, and those who are charged can expect for prosecutors to pursue maximum penalties against them. If convicted, defendants can serve time in prison, pay thousands of dollars in fines, and become a lifetime inclusion on California’s sex offender registry list.

At the Law Offices of Randy Collins, our Orange County child molestation lawyers know that there are two sides to every story. By taking advantage of our free case evaluation, you may be able to receive information that can help you avoid making costly mistakes.

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Understanding Child Molestation Laws in California

Child molestation offenses in California are governed by multiple penal codes, but here I will be specifically referring to Penal Code 288. According to CPC 288, lewd acts on a minor under 14 years of age, child molestation occurs when a person 18-years-old or older touches a child under 14 somewhere on their body for the purpose of sexual arousal. The offender is not required to touch the victim on their genital area for it to be considered a lewd act.

The following could be used as an example of violating PC 288:

Dennis is babysitting his friend’s 10-year-old daughter. While he is babysitting, he takes the girl into his bedroom and begins to kiss her arms and feet. The actions cause Dennis to become aroused. The 10-year-old girl tells her mother about the incident, including details she had observed regarding Dennis’ arousal. The mom calls the police who arrest Dennis for committing lewd acts on a minor under 14.

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