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People v. John Z.

Supreme Court of California
60 P.3d 183 (2003)


Facts

On March 23, 2000, John Z. (defendant) and the victim engaged in sexual activity in John Z.’s bedroom. She initially consented to having sexual intercourse with him. While they were having sex, the victim changed her mind and attempted to leave. However, John Z. prevented her from leaving by holding her down. She then told him that she did not want to have sex. She tried to get up to leave three times, but each time, John Z. asked for more time and did not stop. John Z. was convicted of forcible rape.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Chin, J.)

Dissent (Brown, J.)

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