Engaging is Lewd Conduct is defined as the intentional touching of a child with the intent to sexually arouse or gratify either you or the child may be charged as a felony. Punishment enhancements for the use of force or threats or for caretakers may apply. Defendants with a prior related conviction, may be sentenced to 25 years to life.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant willfully and lewdly touched the body of a child.
2. The child was under 14 years of age.
3. The touching was done with the intent to arouse, appeal , or gratify the lust, passions, or sexual desires of the defendant or the child.