Penetration by foreign object - California Sexual Assault Laws
In California, the criminal charge of Penetration by foreign object is classified as a Statutory Felony.
Penetration by foreign object Crime & Punishment in California :
The California code § 264.1 defines one degrees of the crime penetration by foreign object, 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.
|Severity||Penetration by foreign object - Charge Description||Punishment|
|If victim under 16 and offender is 21 or up||3, 6, or 8 years, or if victim and offender are under 18, not more than 1 year|
California law allows penetration by foreign object 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.
Penetration by foreign object is a charge that is unique to California. Crimes that would be prosecuted as penetration by foreign object in California will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.