Laws-Chapman v Regina: CACD 25 Oct 2013

The Court was asked whether, in the context of two historic sexual offences dating back to 1978 which involved an allegation of violent, paedophile behaviour against the will of the victim (who was 12 or 13 years of age at the time) the judge was right to admit in evidence a single conviction for buggery in 1985, involving a 17 year old, which may well have been consensual and when the court had no details relating to the latter offending, save as regards the identity of the victim and the location of the offence.

[2013] EWCA Crim 1851
England and Wales


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