The defendants appealed their convictions for rape of a girl under 13.
Held: The appeals were dismissed, but the sentences were reduced to conditional discharges.
Lord Phillips CJ
 EWCA Crim 821,  1 WLR 2052
England and Wales
Cited – Regina v G (Secretary of State for the Home Department intervening) HL 18-Jun-2008
The defendant was fifteen. He was convicted of statutory rape of a 13 year old girl, believing her to be 15. He appealed saying that as an offence of strict liability he had been denied a right to a fair trial, and also that the offence charged was . .
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Updated: 05 July 2022; Ref: scu.240434