Oral copulation - California Sexual Assault Laws
In California, the criminal charge of Oral copulation is classified as a Statutory Felony.
Oral copulation Crime & Punishment in California :
The California code § 288a defines one degrees of the crime oral copulation, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.
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California law allows oral copulation to be enforced as a statutory charge. This means that this charge can be applied to cases in which the victim is younger than the California Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Oral copulation is a charge that is unique to California. Crimes that would be prosecuted as oral copulation in California will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.