Practice and Procedure

R v B (2013)

PUBLISHED January 31, 2013

[2013] EWCA Crim 3

The defendant's convictions for raping his partner were safe where there was expert evidence that his mental illness had not affected his ability to understand whether his partner had consented. Even if that were wrong, delusional beliefs that a victim was consenting could not render reasonable a belief that the victim was consenting when they were not.

CA (Crim Div) (Hughes LJ, Macur J, Maddison J)