Sexual Assault (Penal Code 288)

Sexual Assault is committed by your child touching another child somewhere on his/her body for sexual purposes. It is also referred to as "lewd acts on a minor/ under 14" or "acts of lewd and lascivious conduct." These cases typically involve accusations that the child was touched or fondled on a sexual organ, or that some overt act of child molestation took place.

However, one can be charged with lewd acts even if the touching was not on a sexual organ, and even if the touching was done over the child's clothes (rather than on the bare skin). Your child can also be charged if the acts were consensual.

These cases tend arise when a child or children reach the age of sexual curiosity and start exploring boundaries, often times with another younger relative.

If your child has been accused of Sexual Assault, please contact the Law Office of Katie Walsh (714) 619-9355.

Misdemeanor assaults carry a maximum of 1 year in jail although most people accused of this crime at the misdemeanor level may do little or no jail time with a skillful attorney.