PC 289- Forcible Acts of Sexual Penetration
California Penal Code section 289(f) makes it a crime to commit sexual penetration by force, violence, duress, menace, or fear. It is also known as the “forcible penetration,” “forcible penetration with a foreign object,” or “forcible penetration by trick.”
The basic legal definition of forcible penetration:
- Committing an act of sexual penetration on another person,
- Without the other person’s consent,
- Through the use of force, violence, duress, menace, fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury, or a threat to retaliate.
- “Sexual Penetration” is the act of causing penetration, however slight, of the genital or anal opening of any person or causing another person to accomplish that act.