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People v. Cornett
California Supreme Court
53 Cal. 4th 1261 (2012)
Michael David Cornett (defendant) was convicted of sexually molesting his 10-year-old stepdaughter in violation of California Penal Code section 288.7(b). Cornett appealed his conviction, arguing that his victim was 10 years and 11 months old at the time of the offense and therefore was not 10 years of age or younger, as required by section 288.7(b). The court of appeal held in favor of Cornett. The prosecution appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Cantil-Sakauye, C.J.)
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