R v C [2008] EWCA Crim 1155

Capacity to consent to sexual activity If the complainant consented to sexual activity against her inclination because she was frightened of the defendant, even if her fear was irrational and caused by her mental disorder, it did not follow that she lacked the capacity to choose whether to agree to sexual activity. [Overturned on appeal.]

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House of Lords leave to appeal given, 10/02/09.

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  • Capacity to consent to sexual relations🔍
  • Criminal law capacity cases🔍

Date: 23/5/08🔍

Court: Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)🔍

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  • [2008] EWCA Crim 1155Not on Bailii!

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Published: 14/12/08

Cached: 2019-08-26 07:09:47