288. (a) Any person who willfully and lewdly commits any lewd or lascivious act, including any of the acts constituting other crimes provided for in Part 1, upon or with the body, or any part or memberthereof, 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.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY (DA): Tell me Ms. Child, do you know the difference between a the truth and a lie?CHILD: Ummm...no?DA: (Long pause while opening her fists like crazy crab claws) You don't know the difference?CHILD: No. Yes. No?DA: (Gives the jury a very strained smile, an almost sickly, but pained smile)Note that the jury is not flinching or showing any emotion at this point.DA: If I told you that it was night outside right now, would I be telling the truth or a lie?CHILD: It's night outside?DA: Can you give me a moment your honor?JUDGE: (silence)DA: Okay, Ms. Child. Look at me.The DA stands in the middle of the courtroom in her black dress and jacket with both of her arms held straight out away from her body...looking like a short, letter t.DA: If I told you I was a Witch..would I be lying or telling the truth?CHILD: Ummm...the truth.