[2004] EWCA Crim 3207

On a charge of buggery with a male under the age of 16 pursuant to the Sexual Offences Act 1956 s.12 , an appellant was entitled to plead in defence that he honestly believed the complainant to be over the age of 16. The s.12 offence was not a strict liability offence.

CA (Crim Div) (Gage LJ, Nelson J, Field J)

16/12/2004

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