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Name: People v. Rodriquez
Case #: S098821
Court: CA Supreme Court
District CalSup
Citation: 28 Cal.4th 543

Penal Code section 288.5 prohibits sexual abuse of a child by a person living with or having “recurring access” to the child. The term “recurring access” is not a technical one which requires a sua sponte clarifying instruction. Its common meaning is an ongoing ability to approach and contact someone time after time.

Opinion Date: 07/22/2002