In Riverside, a search is currently underway for a man wanted for a recent sexual assault. The 17-year-old victim said she was stopped in her vehicle near Potomac and Lillian streets in Riverside when the alleged attacker got inside her vehicle, pulled out a gun and sexually assaulted her and then left. She described the attacker as a Hispanic man in his late thirties, with dark brown “buzzed” hair and blotchy white spots on his neck and arms.
The man could be charged with various offenses. However, if he was charged with sexual penetration by force in violation of Penal Code section 289(a)(1), then the People must prove that:
- He committed an act of sexual penetration with another person
- The penetration was accomplished by using a foreign object or substance
- The other person did not consent to the act and
- The defendant accomplished the act by force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury to another person
Sexual penetration means penetration, however slight, of the genital or anal opening of the other person for the purpose of sexual abuse, arousal, or gratification. A foreign object or substance includes any part of the body except a sexual organ. An act is accomplished by force if a person uses enough physical force to overcome the other person’s will.
Under Penal Code Section 289(a)(1), a person who commits an act of sexual penetration when the act is accomplished against the victim’s will by means of force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years.
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