Sep 13, 2016

Jury trial for Christopher Renner charged with alleged sexual abuse of a male minor starts next Monday

Del Norte DA Dale Trigg confirmed that the jury trial for Christopher Renner starts next Monday.

Text of entire complaint:

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
COUNTY OF DEL NORTE

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF
CALIFORNIA,

         Plaintiff,
v.

CHRISTOPHER JAMES RENNER
(d.o.b. 08/09/1958),

         Defendant.
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Case No. CRF 16-_______



COMPLAINT

I, the undersigned District Attorney of Del Norte County, based on information and belief, hereby allege that Defendant did, in the Del Norte Judicial District, County of Del Norte, State of California, commit the following crimes:
COUNT 1

CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE UPON A CHILD UNDER FOURTEEN, in
violation of Penal Code §288.5, a felony.

      On or about and between June 3, 1997 and June 3, 1999, the Defendant did willfully, unlawfully and lewdly engage in three or more acts, with more than three months passing between the first and last acts, of substantial sexual conduct or lewd or lascivious conduct with a child under the age of 14 years, John Doe, d.o.b (date removed for blog), who was between the ages of five and seven years old at the time, while the Defendant 


had recurring access to the child during said time period, to wit: Defendant fondled John Doe’s penis and/or forced John Doe to fondle Defendant’s penis while Defendant and John Doe were in Defendant’s hot tub together on multiple occasions during the stated period of time.
NOTICE:  Conviction of this offense will require Defendant to register pursuant to Penal Code § 290.  Willful failure to register is a crime.
NOTICE:  The above offense is a serious felony within the meaning of Penal Code §1192.7(c)(35).
NOTICE:  The above offense is a violent felony within the meaning of Penal Code §667.5(c)(16).
NOTICE:  Pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code §293.5 the use of the pseudonym “John or Jane Doe,” if it appears in the Complaint or Information, is for the purposes of protecting the privacy of the alleged victim.
NOTICE:  Pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code §296, Defendant is required to provide specimens and samples.  Willful refusal to provide the specimens and samples is a crime.
NOTICE:  Conviction of this offense will require the court to order Defendant to submit to a blood test for evidence of antibodies to the probable causative agent of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pursuant to Penal Code §1202.1.
NOTICE:  Pursuant to Penal Code §11166 and 11168, a Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) may have been generated in this case.  Penal Code §11167 and 11167.5 limit access to a SCAR.  A protective order issued by a court is necessary to obtain a copy of the report.   
COUNT 2

FORCIBLE LEWD ACT UPON CHILD, in violation of Penal Code §288(b),
a felony.

This Count 2 is pleaded in the alternative to Count 1.  
Between June 3, 1997 through June 3, 1999, the Defendant did willfully and unlawfully cause a child, John Doe, d.o.b. a child under the age of 14 years, to touch the Defendant’s body either on the bare skin or through clothing, using force, violence, duress, menace, and threat of great bodily harm, and did so with the intent of arousing, appealing to, and gratifying the lust, passions, and sexual desires of himself and/or said child, to wit: Defendant forced John Doe to fondle Defendant’s penis while Defendant and John Doe were in Defendant’s hot tub together during the stated period of time.  
NOTICE:  Conviction of this offense will require Defendant to register pursuant to Penal Code § 290.  Willful failure to register is a crime.
NOTICE:  The above offense is a serious felony within the meaning of Penal Code §1192.7(c)(6).
NOTICE:  The above offense is a violent felony within the meaning of Penal Code §667.5(c)(6).
NOTICE:  Pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code §293.5 the use of the pseudonym “John or Jane Doe,” if it appears in the Complaint or Information, is for the purposes of protecting the privacy of the alleged victim.
NOTICE:  Pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code §296, Defendant is required to provide specimens and samples.  Willful refusal to provide the specimens and samples is a crime.
NOTICE:  Conviction of this offense will require the court to order Defendant to submit to a blood test for evidence of antibodies to the probable causative agent of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pursuant to Penal Code §1202.1.
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NOTICE:  Pursuant to Penal Code §11166 and 11168, a Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) may have been generated in this case.  Penal Code §11167 and 11167.5 limit access to a SCAR.  A protective order issued by a court is necessary to obtain a copy of the report.
COUNT 3

LEWD ACT UPON CHILD, in violation of Penal Code §288(a), a felony.

This Count 3 is pleaded in the alternative to Count 1.  For a further and separate cause of action, being a different offense from, but connected in its commission with the charges set forth in Count 2 hereof, complainant states:
Between June 3, 1997 through June 3, 1999, the Defendant did willfully and unlawfully touch any part of the body of a child, John Doe, d.o.b, a child under the age of 14 years, either on the bare skin or through clothing, and did so with the intent of arousing, appealing to, and gratifying the lust, passions, and sexual desires of himself and/or said child, to wit: Defendant fondled John Doe’s penis while Defendant and John Doe were in Defendant’s hot tub together during the stated period of time.
NOTICE:  Conviction of this offense will require Defendant to register pursuant to Penal Code § 290.  Willful failure to register is a crime.
NOTICE:  The above offense is a serious felony within the meaning of Penal Code §1192.7(c)(6).
NOTICE:  The above offense is a violent felony within the meaning of Penal Code §667.5(c)(6).
NOTICE:  Pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code §293.5 the use of the pseudonym “John or Jane Doe,” if it appears in the Complaint or Information, is for the purposes of protecting the privacy of the alleged victim.
NOTICE:  Pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code §296, Defendant is required to provide specimens and samples.  Willful refusal to provide the specimens and samples is a crime.
NOTICE:  Conviction of this offense will require the court to order Defendant to submit to a blood test for evidence of antibodies to the probable causative agent of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pursuant to Penal Code §1202.1.
NOTICE:  Pursuant to Penal Code §11166 and 11168, a Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) may have been generated in this case.  Penal Code §11167 and 11167.5 limit access to a SCAR.  A protective order issued by a court is necessary to obtain a copy of the report.
COUNT 4

LEWD ACT UPON CHILD, in violation of Penal Code §288(a), a felony.

This Count 4 is pleaded in the alternative to Count 1.  For a further and separate cause of action, being a different offense from, but connected in its commission with the charges set forth in Count 2 through Count 3 hereof, complainant states:
Between June 3, 1997 through June 3, 1999, the Defendant did willfully and unlawfully touch any part of the body of a child, John Doe, d.o.b.  a child under the age of 14 years, either on the bare skin or through clothing, and did so with the intent of arousing, appealing to, and gratifying the lust, passions, and sexual desires of himself and/or said child, to wit: Defendant fondled John Doe’s penis while Defendant and John Doe were in Defendant’s hot tub together during the stated period of time.
NOTICE:  Conviction of this offense will require Defendant to register pursuant to Penal Code § 290.  Willful failure to register is a crime.
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NOTICE:  The above offense is a serious felony within the meaning of Penal Code §1192.7(c)(6).
NOTICE:  The above offense is a violent felony within the meaning of Penal Code §667.5(c)(6).
NOTICE:  Pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code §293.5 the use of the pseudonym “John or Jane Doe,” if it appears in the Complaint or Information, is for the purposes of protecting the privacy of the alleged victim.
NOTICE:  Pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code §296, Defendant is required to provide specimens and samples.  Willful refusal to provide the specimens and samples is a crime.
NOTICE:  Conviction of this offense will require the court to order Defendant to submit to a blood test for evidence of antibodies to the probable causative agent of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pursuant to Penal Code §1202.1.
NOTICE:  Pursuant to Penal Code §11166 and 11168, a Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) may have been generated in this case.  Penal Code §11167 and 11167.5 limit access to a SCAR.  A protective order issued by a court is necessary to obtain a copy of the report.
COUNT 5

LEWD ACT UPON CHILD, in violation of Penal Code §288(a), a felony.

This Count 5 is pleaded in the alternative to Count 1.  For a further and separate cause of action, being a different offense from, but connected in its commission with the charges set forth in Count 2 through Count 4 hereof, complainant states:
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Between June 3, 1997 through June 3, 1999, the Defendant did willfully and unlawfully touch any part of the body of a child, John Doe, d.o.b. , a child under the age of 14 years, either on the bare skin or through clothing, and did so with the intent of arousing, appealing to, and gratifying the lust, passions, and sexual desires of himself and/or said child, to wit: Defendant fondled John Doe’s penis while Defendant and John Doe were in Defendant’s hot tub together during the stated period of time.
NOTICE:  Conviction of this offense will require Defendant to register pursuant to Penal Code § 290.  Willful failure to register is a crime.
NOTICE:  The above offense is a serious felony within the meaning of Penal Code §1192.7(c)(6).
NOTICE:  The above offense is a violent felony within the meaning of Penal Code §667.5(c)(6).
NOTICE:  Pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code §293.5 the use of the pseudonym “John or Jane Doe,” if it appears in the Complaint or Information, is for the purposes of protecting the privacy of the alleged victim.
NOTICE:  Pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code §296, Defendant is required to provide specimens and samples.  Willful refusal to provide the specimens and samples is a crime.
NOTICE:  Conviction of this offense will require the court to order Defendant to submit to a blood test for evidence of antibodies to the probable causative agent of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pursuant to Penal Code §1202.1.
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NOTICE:  Pursuant to Penal Code §11166 and 11168, a Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) may have been generated in this case.  Penal Code §11167 and 11167.5 limit access to a SCAR.  A protective order issued by a court is necessary to obtain a copy of the report.
COUNT 6

LEWD ACT UPON CHILD, in violation of Penal Code §288(a), a felony.

This Count 6 is pleaded in the alternative to Count 1.  For a further and separate cause of action, being a different offense from, but connected in its commission with the charges set forth in Count 2 through Count 5 hereof, complainant states:
Between June 3, 1997 through June 3, 1999, the Defendant did willfully and unlawfully touch any part of the body of a child, John Doe, d.o.b. a child under the age of 14 years, either on the bare skin or through clothing, and did so with the intent of arousing, appealing to, and gratifying the lust, passions, and sexual desires of himself and/or said child, to wit: Defendant fondled John Doe’s penis while Defendant and John Doe were in Defendant’s hot tub together during the stated period of time.
NOTICE:  Conviction of this offense will require Defendant to register pursuant to Penal Code § 290.  Willful failure to register is a crime.
NOTICE:  The above offense is a serious felony within the meaning of Penal Code §1192.7(c)(6).
NOTICE:  The above offense is a violent felony within the meaning of Penal Code §667.5(c)(6).
NOTICE:  Pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code §293.5 the use of the pseudonym “John or Jane Doe,” if it appears in the Complaint or Information, is for the purposes of protecting the privacy of the alleged victim.
NOTICE:  Pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code §296, Defendant is required to provide specimens and samples.  Willful refusal to provide the specimens and samples is a crime.
NOTICE:  Conviction of this offense will require the court to order Defendant to submit to a blood test for evidence of antibodies to the probable causative agent of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pursuant to Penal Code §1202.1.
NOTICE:  Pursuant to Penal Code §11166 and 11168, a Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) may have been generated in this case.  Penal Code §11167 and 11167.5 limit access to a SCAR.  A protective order issued by a court is necessary to obtain a copy of the report.
SPECIAL ALLEGATION 1
PROBATION INELIGIBILITY – SUBSTANTIAL SEXUAL CONDUCT
 As to Counts 1 through 6, it is further alleged that Defendant is ineligible for probation pursuant to Penal Code §1203.066(a)(8) in that he had substantial sexual conduct with John Doe, who was under the age of 14 years, in that he engaged in masturbation either of John Doe or himself.
SPECIAL ALLEGATION 2
PROBATION INELIGIBILITY – USE OF FORCE
 As to Count 2, it is further alleged that Defendant is ineligible for probation pursuant to Penal Code §1203.066(a)(1) in that he committed the alleged act by the use of force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person.
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SPECIAL ALLEGATION 3
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS – MINOR
 As to Counts 1 through 6, it is further alleged that pursuant to Penal Code §801.1(a), the victim in above-charged offenses was under 18 years of age at the times of all of the alleged offenses and is under 40 years of age. 
 I so swear under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California, on this 26th day of February, 2016, at Crescent City, California, that the foregoing is true and correct on information and belief.
Dated: February 26, 2016    DISTRICT ATTORNEY, by

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       Dale P. Trigg 
       Attorney for Plaintiff  

Pursuant to Penal Code §1054.5(b), the People are hereby informally requesting that defense counsel provide discovery to the People as required by Penal Code §1054.3 and pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code §1057.

WARNING:  Penal Code §1054.2 makes it a Misdemeanor Criminal Offense for an attorney receiving discovery in a case to disclose certain confidential information regarding victims and witnesses to defendants and others.  Attorneys should review this code section carefully before sharing reports or other evidence received in discovery with anyone.


This link explains whyvthis case is going to trial and the statute of limitations.
http://www.wksexcrimes.com/statute-limitations-child-molestation/


Christopher James Renner of Crescent City was charged in March 2016 with alleged sexual abuse. The alleged victim was a minor male, between the ages of 5 and 7, according to an article in the Del Norte Triplicate.

According to the Del Norte Triplicate article, Renner was arrested on February 22, 2016. He is out of custody, after posting bail, which was set at $250,000.


Photo and original article, including all charges alleged at : http://www.triplicate.com/csp/mediapool/sites/Triplicate/News/story.csp?cid=4401311&sid=923&fid=151






3 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this. Any updates would be greatly appreciated. I am a fan of your work Mr. Chiv.
    Mrs. Guest

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  2. There must be a media blackout on this case as this is the first I've read about the upcoming trial. Renner's arrest was announced on KIEM but that was the end of any publicity surrounding this case. Also Renner's company has been sold since his arrest.

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  3. This case is in Del Norte and if it does not coincide with my Humboldt cases, I will cover it in detail. Even if I am not there every day, I will followup on the outcome.

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