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People v. Hale, A127337

In a prosecution for numerous sexual offenses involving three young female victims, the court rejects: 1) a contention that a 10-year statute of limitations applies to a violation of Penal Code section 269 for aggravated sexual assault upon a child, as a prosecution for a violation of section 269 may be commenced at any time; and 2) a claim that there was insufficient evidence to support the conviction of forcible sodomy, as the prosecutor was merely required to prove that the act of sodomy was accomplished by enough physical force to overcome the victim's will, and there was substantial evidence to demonstrate that appellant committed forcible sodomy against the victim by both force and duress.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/29/2012
  • Published 03/29/2012

Judges

  • McGuiness

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Janet J. Gray, Bridget Billeter