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Name: People v. Medina
Case #: D041113
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 1
Opinion Date: 12/20/2003
Subsequent History: Rehrg. den. 1/16/04; Rev. den. 3/24/04
Summary

Both prior and subsequent acts may constitute relevant evidence of a person’s character, and therefore may be admitted under section 1108. In appellant’s trial for forcible sex offenses, the court admitted evidence of uncharged sex offenses which were committed after the charged offense, pursuant to Evidence Code section 1108. In this appeal, appellant contended that section 1108 does not apply to offenses committed after the charged offense, particularly where, as in this case, there was a long gap between the offenses. The appellate court rejected the argument and affirmed.