Practice and Procedure

R v AC (2012)

PUBLISHED October 9, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 2034

The jury in the trial of a man charged with 18 sexual offences perpetrated against his step-daughter from when she was five years old until she was 25 were entitled, once they had found proved the charges relating to when she was a child, to find that her apparent consent when she was an adult was not real, given the abusive and controlling role her stepfather had established in her childhood.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Mackay J, Dobbs J)