Practice and Procedure

R V TW (2004)

PUBLISHED December 8, 2004

[2004] EWCA Crim 3103

In a trial in respect of a number of sexual offences, an application to cross-examine the complainant about what she had said in the past concerning her previous relationships with men was rightly rejected as being contrary to the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 s.41 . There was nothing inconsistent with guilty verdicts where sexual acts had been admitted, and acquittals where the sexual act itself had been denied and the issue had been consent.

CA (Crim Div) (Maurice Kay LJ, McCombe J, David Clarke J)