Sep. 7, 2023 – People v. Narro (4th Dist., Div. 2, E079444)

In a case in which appellant was convicted of sexual offenses against two minors, the trial court awarded restitution in the amount of $9,461.34 in order for one of the victims’ mothers to replace furniture that was undamaged, but invoked painful memories of the molestation. The Court of Appeal upholds the restitution order as noneconomic losses under PC 1202.4(f)(3)(F), noting that such losses “need not be tied to any specific damages,” and that the victim “could have requested a much higher amount based on the years of sexual abuse.”