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Name: People v. Minsky
Case #: B155109
Opinion Date: 01/23/2003
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 8
Citation: 105 Cal.App.4th 774

Minsky caused four women to submit to various sex acts by tricking them into believing it was the only way to keep their husbands or loved ones out of jail. He was convicted of several forcible sex offenses on a theory that the sex acts were the product of duress and therefore nonconsensual. The appellate court affirmed. Minsky’s ploy constituted duress by threat of danger or retribution under the applicable statutes. Further, there was sufficient evidence for the jury to find that Minsky applied enough psychological pressure to coerce a reasonable person to act as his victims did.