Regina v Grout: CACD 1 Mar 2011

The defendant appealed against conviction of intentionally causing a child under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity.
Held: The conviction was quashed. The evidence did not establish one of the essential elements for a conviction.


[2011] EWCA Crim 299




Sexual Offences Act 2003


England and Wales


CitedRegina v Courtie HL 1984
The House considered how to frame an indictment in a case of buggery where the prescribed punishment differed depending on the particular factual ingredients.
Held: Lord Diplock said: ‘Where it is provided by a statute that an accused person’s . .
CitedRegina v H 2005
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CitedRegina v Head 2008
The causing or inciting required as part of an offence under section 8(1) must be intentional, ie. deliberate; recklessness or less will not do. . .
CitedRegina v Walker (Simon John) CACD 2006
Section 8(1) of the SOA creates two basic offences. In the first case a defendant must intentionally cause a child (B) to engage in ‘sexual activity’. In the second a defendant must intentionally incite a child (B) to engage in ‘sexual activity’. In . .
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Updated: 03 September 2022; Ref: scu.430282