Westminster, Male on Male Statutory Rape, No Filing
Our client was a senior and seventeen years old. He was homosexual and wanted to marry his fifteen year old boyfriend, a sophomore, once they were old enough. However, the fifteen year old was seeing other male students as well and allegedly having sex with them, too.In a Nutshell: Orange County, 17 year old male arrested on charges of forcible oral copulation and statutory rape - attorney discusses case with detective and case not filed.
Our client then decided to confront his hoped-for, future spouse by going over to his house one afternoon. The pretext for the call was that he needed to charge up his cell-phone. He was let into the house and the two began watching a movie on a laptop, while sitting close to each other on a bed.
As might be anticipated, the movie quickly became irrelevant. The two high school students began kissing and then took off their clothes. The younger one told the older one to stop, but he refused. He continued even after the younger one asked to stop several times, including while committing sodomy (Penal Code § 286) and oral copulation (Penal Code § 288a). By definition, this lewd conduct was by force (Penal Code § 288b(1)). It was also statutory rape (Penal Code § 261.5).
Greg immediately drove to the Santa Ana Police Department, hand-delivering a letter demanding all discovery from the handling detective (including the police report and copies of the audio tape of the victim interview and our client’s interview). Without minimizing the conduct, Greg explained that the police ought to consider this case and handle this case similar to how police often handle a case of the high school cheerleader claiming rape by her football star boyfriend. While not all such cases are brushed under the rug, some are, especially when the football star has no prior record and is cooperative with police, although he may be a bit naïve as to what he did.
Westminster Superior Courthouse
Two weeks later, our office and the client received a letter that the Orange County District Attorney’s office had decided not to file charges against our client for what would have been life-altering offenses, even if no convictions resulted.
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