Practice and Procedure

R V JF (2002)

PUBLISHED December 16, 2002

[2002] EWCA Crim 2936

Amendment to s.1 Sexual Offences Act 1956 by s.142 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 had not had not changed the pre-existing law so far as penetration for sexual intercourse was concerned. Any penetration of the female genitalia, however slight, by the penis of a defendant was sufficient vaginal intercourse for the purposes of rape. Appeal allowed on the grounds of wrongful admission of hearsay evidence.

CA (Mantell LJ, Bell J, Andrew Smith J)