Regina v C (Mental disorder: Sexual activity) – Times Law Reports

Posted June 9th, 2008 in law reports, mental health, sexual offences by sally

Regina v C (Mental disorder: Sexual activity)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“The effect of a mental disorder had to be severe before it would have the effect that a person was unable to choose whether to submit to sexual activity. If a complainant consented to sexual activity against her inclination because she was frightened of the defendant, even if her fear was irrational and caused by her mental disorder, it did not follow that she lacked the capacity to choose whether to agree to sexual activity.”

The Times, 9th June 2008


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