Sodomy in California

Sec 286 of the California Penal Code penalizes the unlawful acts of sodomy and this is done through forcing someone to have sodomy against their will or perform acts of sodomy involving minor children. Sodomy is sexual contact that takes place when there is...

Statutory Rape in California

Sec 261.5 of the California Penal Code defines statutory rape is committed when a person engages in sexual intercourse with a person under eighteen years of age. This is more commonly called as unlawful sexual relations with a minor. The following are the elements of...

Sexual Assault and Battery in California

Sec 243.4 of the California Penal Code defines two criminal acts, sexual assault and sexual battery, which would be discussed below. The crime of sexual battery is committed when the following facts are proven: • The accused had touched the intimate body parts of...