Anaheim Pastor Sentenced to 6 Years for Child Molestation – California Penal Code Section 288

By: Wallin & Klarich

It was recently reported in the OC Register that an Anaheim pastor was sentenced to six years in state prison for molesting four girls in his congregation. Jose Rama Campoverde, 46, entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of lewd acts with a minor, five felony counts of lewd acts on a child, two misdemeanor counts of child annoyance, and a sentencing enhancement allegation for lewd acts on multiple children.
Under California Penal Code Section 288, any person who willfully and lewdly commits any lewd or lascivious act upon or with the body, or any part or member thereof, of a child who is under the age of 14 years, with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desires of that person or the child, is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years. Being convicted of this crime will also result in mandatory sex offender registration under the Sex Offender Registration Act pursuant to Penal Code 290. This registration requirement lasts a lifetime.
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