[2012] EWCA Crim 1659

Where a defendant facing charges of sexual offences against young boys had denied being homosexual, but the prosecution had adduced evidence tending to show his homosexual disposition, there was a real risk that the jury might have drawn an inference that that evidence alone tended to show that he also had a propensity to abuse young boys. It was at least arguable that the judge should have warned the jury in strong terms not to draw such an inference.

CA (Crim Div) (Moore-Bick LJ, Kenneth Parker J, Judge Goss QC (Recorder of Newcastle))

21/06/2012

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