1123. Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child Under 14 Years
The defendant is charged [in Count ______] with aggravated sexual assault of a child who was under the age of 14 years and at least 10 years younger than the defendant.
To prove that the defendant is guilty of this crime, the People must prove that:
1. The defendant committed <insert sex offense specified in Pen. Code, § 269(a)(1)-(5)> on another person;
2. When the defendant acted, the other person was under the age of 14 years and was at least 10 years younger than the defendant.
To decide whether the defendant committed <insert sex offense specified in Pen. Code, § 269(a)(1)-(5)>, please refer to the separate instructions that I (will give/have given) you on that crime.
[Under the law, a person becomes one year older as soon as the first minute of his or her birthday has begun.]
The court has a sua sponte duty to give this instruction defining the elements of the crime.
In element 1 and in the sentence following element 2, insert the sex offense specified in Penal Code section 269(a)(1)-(5) that is charged. The sex offenses specified in section 269(a)(1)-(5) and their applicable instructions are:
1. Rape. Pen. Code, § 261(a)(2); see CALCRIM No. 1000, Rape or Spousal Rape by Force, Fear, or Threats).
3. Sodomy. Pen. Code, § 286(c)(2); see CALCRIM No.1030, Sodomy by Force, Fear, or Threats).
4. Oral copulation. Pen. Code, § 288a(c)(2); see CALCRIM No. 1015, Oral Copulation by Force, Fear, or Threats).
5. Sexual penetration. Pen. Code, § 289(a); see CALCRIM No. 1045, Sexual Penetration by Force, Fear, or Threats).
Give the bracketed paragraph about calculating age if requested. (Fam. Code, § 6500; In re Harris (1993) 5 Cal.4th 813, 849-850 [21 Cal.Rptr.2d 373, 855 P.2d 391].)
Elements. Pen. Code, § 269(a).
2 Witkin & Epstein, California Criminal Law (3d ed. 2000) Sex Offenses and Crimes Against Decency, § 54.
6 Millman, Sevilla & Tarlow, California Criminal Defense Practice, Ch. 142, Crimes Against the Person, § 142.20[a], [c], [c] (Matthew Bender).
Lesser Included Offenses
Simple Assault. Pen. Code, § 240.
Underlying Sex Offense. Pen. Code, §§ 261(a)(2) [rape], 264.1 [rape or sexual penetration in concert], 286(c)(2) [sodomy], 288a(c)(2) [oral copulation], 289(a) [sexual penetration].
(New January 2006)