Conviction of defendant for sexual offenses against two minors is affirmed where: 1) Penal Code section 784.7 allows prosecution of defendant's sexual offenses in any county where any of the offenses occurred; 2) applying section 784.7 to defendant does not violate the constitutional ban against ex post facto laws; 3) the Los Angeles County offenses were timely prosecuted within one year of the victim's report to the police; 4) juror taint and due process claims are baseless and, in any event, harmless; but 5) defendant's sentence is reversed and remanded where the court was required to impose full, consecutive, determinate terms on two counts of committing forcible lewd acts on a child under 14.
Filed February 1, 2010
Opinion by Judge Ikola
For Appellant: Patrick Morgan Ford
For Appellee: Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, Pamela Ratner Sobeck and Raymond M. DiGuiseppe, Deputy Attorneys General