Description

A person who either resides in the same home with the minor child or has recurring access to the child, who over a period of time, not less than three months in duration, engages in three or more acts of substantial sexual conduct with a child under the age of 14 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense may be charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child.

What does the prosecutor have to prove?

1. Defendant was a resident with the minor or had recurring access to the minor; and
2. Defendant over a period of not less than 3 months engaged in 3 or more acts of substantial sexual conduct, or 3 or more acts of lewd or lascivious conduct, with the victim who was under the age of 14 years at the time.

Punishment

Felony: 6years/12years/16years
With probation 0-364 days

 

Can this be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor (“wobbler”)?No
Is this charge a strike?Yes
Is this charge a “serious felony”Yes
Is this charge a “violent felony”Yes
Do I have to register as a sex offender if convicted?Yes
Do I have to register as a drug offender if convicted?No
Do I lose my right to own or possess a firearm if convicted?Yes
Do I lose my right to vote if convicted?Yes
Am I eligible for a local sentence (PC § 1170(h)) if convicted?No
Am I eligible for PC § 1000 drug diversion if convicted?No
Am I eligible for Prop. 36 drug diversion if convicted?No
Am I required to give a DNA sample if convicted?Yes
Is this charge considered a “crime of moral turpitude” for immigration purposes?Yes
Is this charge considered a “aggravated felony” for immigration purposes?Yes
Is this charge considered a “controlled substance violation” for immigration purposes?No
Is this charge considered a “domestic violence” for immigration purposes?Yes
Is this charge considered a “firearm conviction” for immigration purposes?No