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PEOPLE v. BRANCH, A089941

In a child molestation case where the issue was whether defendant's touching of victim was accidental, evidence that defendant had similarly touched victim's grandmother 30 years ago is admissible to show intent.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/02/2001
  • Published 08/02/2001

Judges

  • McGUINESS, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  •  Eric W. Conner, Walnut Creek, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, David P. Druliner, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Ronald A. Bass, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Laurence K. Sullivan, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Jill M. Thayer, San Francisco, Deputy Attorney General for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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