Paramount, CA asked in Juvenile Law for California

Q: Can a 12 year old be legally prosecuted for grabbing a girls behind? In CA

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David A. Brooks
David A. Brooks
  • Juvenile Law Lawyer
  • Placerville, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes. Could be sexual battery, could be just battery.

WILL a child be prosecuted, that is a different answer. Maybe, and that decision is in reality made by an intake probation officer. It depends on past problems, attitude, parental attitude, and local policy.

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