Regina v Flitter: CACD 13 Feb 2001

There is no need on a charge alleging rape to separate into separate counts on the indictment allegations of acting knowingly and acting recklessly as to whether the woman consented. That the prosecution had set out to establish knowledge of lack of consent did not mean that they had abandoned an assertion of recklessness. It would be foolish and bizarre of a prosecutor to do so.


Times 13-Feb-2001


Sexual Offences Act 1956 1


England and Wales

Criminal Practice

Updated: 05 August 2022; Ref: scu.88456